Freshman art education major Hope Magee is in love with beautiful things, and her passion translates into a desire to teach others to do the same.
“I enjoy all things creative and love all types of art,” she said. “That’s why I’d love to teach it.”
Magee said she has a passion for helping others. As a high school student at the University School of Jackson, she was the chaplain for the Student Government Association. Now, she is a member of Chi Omega sorority, a student worker in the Union post office and a volunteer in her church’s nursery.
Originally from Henderson, Tennessee, her family moved to Jackson when she was in the third grade. Magee is the only girl and the youngest of four children. One of her brothers is a graduate of Union and another, Gray Magee, is currently a senior.
Deciding to follow in her brother’s footsteps, Magee chose to attend Union.
“I saw the way that Union has shaped them and transformed them into young men,” she said. “I wanted to attend a school that would shape me into the person God wants me to be.”
Magee said Union is the perfect place for her to develop and learn how to express herself creatively.
Although she is a freshman, Magee is already setting her sights on the future by considering Union’s five-year master program. This new options gives art majors the opportunity to earn their bachelor and masters degree in five years.
“It’s down the road, but something that I am definitely considering,” she said.
A self-proclaimed “girly-girl,” Magee said she enjoys playing sports, especially tennis. She also enjoys being apart of the Union community.
“People always ask me what it feels like to go to college in Jackson, but I always say that it doesn’t feel like I’m at home,” she said. “Union is its own unique family and community.”
Ultimately, Magee said she hopes to use her creative talent to help people see that beauty in the little, subtle things.