Holden Derrick was a member of the Business Honors Program, and a Crown Scholar, majoring in marketing analytics. During the 2017-2018 school year, he is served as the President of BHP. Since his freshman year, Holden had been a part of the program and loved the various networking opportunities and professional development he gained from serving on the executive board. He served as a class representative during his first year, was elected as Director of Special Programs in his sophomore year and then served as the External Vice President this past year before being named president his senior year.
Such a role brought great responsibility though, but he was prepared for it because of his experience as an honors student. “As the president of a program with 130 students, there was always work to be done to make sure everyone was supported. There were demands to the position, but I’ve had similar experiences as an honors student, and I’ve always been confident in my ability to handle any challenge thrown my way. The amount of leadership experience I gained from being a part of the Business Honors Program was invaluable.”
Holden’s favorite experience of being in the Business Honors Program was the opportunity to meet Robert Niblock, the CEO of Lowe’s, and Roger Ferguson, the CEO of TIAA. The experience that Holden gained from his time in honors will travel with him wherever his career leads him.