One of Howard University’s Youngest Students Is Excited About Her New Journey

Washington, D.C. (August 20, 2018) – Summer vacation officially ended for thousands of new and returning students to Howard University.  Among one of the youngest is 17-year-old Brendell Allen, a junior from Scooba, Mississippi.  When Allen reported to campus just a few weeks ago, she was 16.  She celebrated her 17th birthday just last week.  A big milestone for a young woman with a big bright future at HU. Allen says she’s not so focused on being among the youngest on campus.  She has her mind zeroed in on being among the best at a school that’s accustomed to producing some of the nation’s top scholars.

Allen graduated last May from East Mississippi Community College with an associate’s degree in Arts.  She’s excited about her future at Howard and is looking forward to diving right into her studies as she looks ahead to becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon.  Allen is studying biology and she credits her mom with steering her toward college at such at early age.

Asked about what she was looking forward to the most at Howard, Allen said “I come from a really small town.  I am really excited to be a part of a university where there is such a diverse culture.  I look forward to literally meeting people from around the world.”

Allen’s best advice to others is to believe in yourself.   “Don’t give up,” said Allen. “Just aim to break goals, to break records just do all that you can and don’t let anyone stand in the way of what you want to achieve.”

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