HAMPTON, Va. – Ricci’ Allena Bostick is an outstanding alumnus who has undoubtedly left her mark at Hampton University. Bostick moved from Austin, Texas to her ‘home by the sea’ where she received her bachelor’s degree in strategic communications with a concentration in graphic design.
From the classroom to extracurricular activities, Bostick excelled at every turn at Hampton. She was a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha and Golden Key Honor Society. She maintained dean’s list status all four years at Hampton and was nominated for the President’s Cup Award. Additionally, Bostick received the NHAA Academic Achievement Award.
The baby daughter of late blooming baby boomers Richard Allen and Marilyn Bostick, Bostick flourished when it came to all things math and writing. Her desire to grow academically and culturally made Hampton a great opportunity and Hampton’s scholarship offerings made for a perfect fit. Bostick lives by her mother's philosophy, “to be ready for your date with destiny you have to stay ready so you won’t have to get ready”!
"I work so hard so my mom doesn't have to. Mother's Day was the best day to show my mom the vacation days are soon coming," said Bostick.
Bostick continued to challenge herself at Hampton by joining multiple student-run organizations such as “Her Campus” and “The Hampton Script” furthering her graphic design skills. Her talents were recognized by Hampton University when she was chosen to design the Happy Ending play poster, Beyond the Walls Art Exhibition poster, Summer Session 2017 Catalog covers,and JAC Magazine.
As a true Hamptonian, Bostick was a two-year member of Hampton University’s Ebony Fire. In hopes of giving back to both her Alma Mater and future generations, Ms. Bostick was the lead resident assistant for “DREAM” Digital Academy for two consecutive summers as well as a Hampton University tutor in classes such as pre-calculus, English, journalism and communications.
With big dreams and drive in tow, Bostick is driven to be the best at top advertising agencies, magazine publications; branding and diversifying the media in both print and digital platforms.
Bostick’s understanding that education is the backbone to her success. She plans to attend graduate school and hopes to one day own her own all-inclusive design agency and charity inspired by professors and parents.
A prototype of an educated millennial, Bostick hopes to inspire and motivate other African-American youth to accomplish their dreams and demolish any obstacles. She is determined to return the investment made by her "Home by the Sea,” her professors, and HU President Dr. Harvey. She will also honor the legacy of her "career domestic” grandmother, the late, Leola Hughes who produced five educated children and five educated grandchildred. Bostick said, "My mother always said, 'It’s not where you come from, but where you are going.' "