Edward Hunter

  • Class

    Class of 2026
  • Program

    B.A. in Political Science ( College of Liberal Arts )
  • Hometown

    West Point, MS ()
  • Involvement

    Service and Community Engagement
  • Social Media

  • About

    Edward is pursuing a major in Political Science with an emphasis in Law and Courts. He is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Outside of class, he is the Nutrition Chair of Grove Grocery and the Vice President of the First-Generation Student Network.

Get to Know Edward Hunter

Why did you choose to attend UM?

I chose to attend UM because it was not too far but also not too close to home. I knew that this would allow me to understand how to be a successful young adult if I am not so close to my hometown. Also, I chose UM because of the Southern hospitality and beauty of the campus; I truly believe that these two things are some of the leading forces in helping students become successful people in the future.

What are some dream travel destinations?

Lake Como and Amalfi Coast, Italy, New York City, and Washington, D.C. All of these places have been my dream travel destinations for a very long time.

What is one thing you wish you knew as an incoming freshman that you’d tell your past self?

I wish I would have researched all the organizations and opportunities on campus during the summer before I came here. Also, I would tell myself to talk to everyone; I am not generally a shy person, but there were moments when I would hide away instead of greeting someone.

Apart from school, how do you spend your time in Oxford?

I love to go to Lamar Park and just walk around and take in the beautiful view. Also, I love to cook, but during my freshman year, I did not cook as much as I would have liked, so I might have gotten a little bit rusty with my skills.

What has been one of your most memorable or enjoyable moments at UM?

The spring concert is my favorite moment during my freshman year. The artist who came is my top favorite singer in the whole industry, so it was so amazing to see him in person and to share that moment with my friends.

What would you tell a high school student about your major?

I would tell a high school student that the political science major is an excellent major, but it does require a lot of dedication to succeed in. This major allows students to get a much deeper understanding of all the things that are surrounding them. It allows students to think on their feet and strategize while doing it in a respectful way. Moreover, I will say that if a student is interested in pursuing political science, they must be willing to open themselves up to things that might be far out of their comfort zone. This major requires students to think outside of the box and be different.

Why is your department a special place?

The political science department is a special place because it continues to motivate students to learn more about the underlying layers of society. Also, this department give students many opportunities to reveal their thoughts and receive excellent feedback and encouragement that will help their critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills.

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