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Class of 2021 Senior Profiles: Stephen George Seymour II

Stephen George Seymour II is a dual-degree Physics and Engineering major from Nassau, The Bahamas, with business and innovation at the core of his being. In addition to becoming the top-ranking graduating Physics scholar, he participated in the Black Venture Capitalist Consortium, AUC National Society of Black Engineers, Morehouse Consulting Club, and AUC Vybz. Stephen represented Morehouse in several STEM-focused competitions hosted by organizations such as NASA, ASME, The U.S Department of Energy, The Institute for Local Innovation, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Stephen co-founded AUC MakeWay, a student organization for multi-disciplinary STEM students to foster a community for designing and building meaningful, viable products that address real-world problems. After graduation, Stephen will intern at a venture capital firm DCVC, and later this year, he’ll begin his career as an Electrical Engineer at Microsoft.

Coming from The Bahamas, Stephen had to learn how to live within American culture and understand the Black American experience to better relate to his classmates. New Student Orientation set the tone for his Morehouse experience. “One of the speakers told us to ‘wake up running because there is someone else out there giving it their all while you are sleeping.’ That's what I've been doing ever since.”

“There's something that Morehouse has in common with Ancient Egypt that I think young men should strongly consider. The Egyptians were intrigued by the idea of permanence, building cultural monuments to withstand the test of time. As a result, all generations of humans have since come to learn of their greatness. Morehouse is focused on developing your character and forcing you to firmly stand on who you grow to identify yourself to be. This is not easily forgotten, and it changes the way you communicate with the world and how they respond. It can make all the difference for the rest of your life, so if you're going to spend four years somewhere, spend it in an environment that's going to provide you with something that's built to last.”