#PittsburghMe: Meet Musical Theatre Major Davion Heron Student Profile
Meet Davion Heron
- Musical Theatre
- May 2019
- Artistic Achievement Award
- I am originally from Jamaica but moved to the states shortly after birth. I lived in New Jersey for half of my life and then moved to Pennsylvania.
- High School
- Norwin High School
"This year, I am now part of USG's executive cabinet as their recording secretary overlooking the student concerns committee. I couldn’t be any more excited to help make a difference on campus for our fellow students!"
Why did you choose Point Park?
I chose to come to Point Park because I loved the campus. I love that Point Park is located in the city where I can do more than just stay on campus. It allows me to go out in the city and explore the community.
What makes going to Point Park for your major different from any other university?
Going to Point Park for musical theatre allows me to build connections that I already have in Pittsburgh. It’s more comforting knowing that I get to do what I love at a school that is close to home. Anything I learn here can be used to help others within my own community outside of Pittsburgh.
What activities are you involved with at Point Park (both on campus and off)?
Some of the activities or organizations that I am involved with are the Impulse dance team, United Student Government, residence life and the Bison Rugby Club.
When I first came here, I saw Impulse dance on the boat ride for First Year Frenzy. After watching them perform, I wanted to be a part of it. I found their table at the activities fair and signed up as fast as I could.
I first heard about the rugby team at Pioneer Experience. I was lucky enough to meet the captain of the team at the time, Troy Johnston, and asked him about it. The team really helped to teach me the game as fast as they could. I was fortunate enough to play a few games in our first season as a freshman.
A few of my friends were part of our student government here at Point Park and I wanted to join but didn’t have the confidence to speak up. It wasn't until I told one of my friends that I was interested that they encouraged me to join. They took me to a few meetings and soon after, I was a senator for USG during my freshman year. This year, I am now part of USG's executive cabinet as their recording secretary overlooking the student concerns committee. I couldn’t be any more excited to help make a difference on campus for our fellow students!
Finally, I got the opportunity to be hired as a resident educator for residence life. I am now the RE on floor 17 and I chose the theme “sports and athletics” for my hall because I wanted to show different sides of myself than just the theatre side. I love playing any sports and watching professional games. I want my residents to be able to say that their freshman year was something special and I hope to introduce them to a great college experience.
What changes have you noticed in yourself since moving to Pittsburgh?
I noticed that I have been a lot more responsible in terms of time management. It’s so easy to think about yourself prior to college but college really teaches you that it is no longer just about you. It’s about everything you do from here on and how it affects others.
What is your favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh?
My favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is to explore the city. The more you explore the city, the more you know what is out there.
What advice would you give to an incoming student?
I would tell them to not be afraid of getting involved. It’s so easy to stay in your room and just let your college years fly by. It is more fulfilling to reach out and join as many clubs and organizations as you can! You will learn so much, meet new people and become a better version of yourself.
Text and photo by Jakob Como, senior multimedia major