Mikita Thompson

University of Baltimore

Mikita Thompson has served the University of Baltimore and greater Baltimore community in numerous ways. Born and raised in Baltimore, Ms. Thompson has seen first-hand the need for greater civic engagement and the need for greater opportunity for Baltimore residents. She works within neighborhoods, both 1-on-1 and in groups, to share information with high school students, assisting them with scholarship applications, building their financial skills, and teaching them basic design and craft skills.

Ms. Thompson has a passion for financial literacy and professional development. She is making that passion for her vision by working with the UB campus community to develop greater awareness around the key areas of budgeting, small business investing, personal/business credit needs, and credit analysis.

Ms. Thompson also created a group of aspiring entrepreneurs and helped to provide them with life coaching, financial planning, and money management and investment advice. In addition, she leveraged professional media partners to help classmates build a social media presence and brand.

We are proud of the work that Mikita Thompson is doing, and I am pleased to recommend her for the Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellowship

Kurt Schmoke
President
University of Baltimore

Personal Statement

One adjective that best describes me is "humanitarian." I believe all lives matter. I am an active supporter of the LGBT community. I volunteered in The PAGYA Project in 2017, providing 1450 lunches to the homeless in Baltimore City, led by UB alumnus Malcolm Ruff, Esq. In my teens, I served as CEO and, then, President of the Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (YELI), organized by philanthropist Kevin Grant, to encourage personal development through confidence building activities and computer literacy training to teens in the Perkins Homes community. This Spring I will serve as President of the Real Estate and Economic Development Association at UB.

Today, as a non-traditional student, my goal is to provide financial literacy education to my fellow students and others, something that will benefit them and their families throughout their lives. This subject is essential for a successful future. Too many people have a limited understanding of how to budget, manage savings, set up a checking account, or the impact a credit rating has on their lives, especially when it comes to buying a home or raising a family. With this knowledge, something not taught in any class, they will be far better prepared for the future.

Mikita Thompson
Real Estate and Economic Development : Class of Fall 2019
written 2018

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Terrell Saunders, UNC Greensboro Lizbeth Morales, Univeristy of North Texas at Dallas Evelyn Denisse Monreal Pitones, Universidad de Monterrey Mikita Thompson, University of Baltimore Jayda Williams, University of Central Arkansas Madeline Mills, University of Central Florida Kalen Russell, University of Central Oklahoma Liliana Diaz-Solodukhin, University of Denver Krista Smith, University of Florida Mariana Grijalva, University of Houston-Downtown Marvin Slaughter, University of Illinois at Chicago Alix Fisk, University of Kansas Cynthia Corona, University of La Verne Stephanie Milani, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Josue Rivera Valdez, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Faith Boone, University of Miami Anna Maria Genovesi, University of Michigan-Flint Jennifer Mossgraber, University of Missouri - St. Louis Sophie Moon, University of Montana Spencer Whyte, University of Mount Union Cassandra Griffin, University of Nebraska Omaha Daniel Suber, University of North Carolina Asheville Sreevidhya (Vidhya) Balasubramanian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Katherine Rasmussen, University of North Florida Brittaney Dyer, University of North Georgia Ashley Sánchez, University of Northern Iowa Prathm Juneja, University of Notre Dame Sabine Brown, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Heidi Lee, University of Pennsylvania Matthew Bell, University of Puget Sound Victoria Stabile, University of Rhode Island Alicia Jiggetts, University of Richmond Josefina Jaramillo, University of San Diego Daizha Green, University of South Carolina Tiana Burgess, University of South Carolina Beaufort Michael Sullivan, University of St Thomas Wendy Hoang, University of Wisconsin - Madison Yoger Aguilar, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Zoe Betancourt, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Sydney Mastey, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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