Shakeila Skye Grant

Shakeila Grant

Dual Majors:  Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies

Hometown: New Bedford, MA

"Diversity connects people...and allows them to share knowledge that can make incremental changes in our world."
What makes UMass Dartmouth special?

Its most unique feature is its diversity! UMass Dartmouth offers this great asset of diversity in its faculty and students. This diversity connects people from different walks of life and allows them to share and expand knowledge that can make incremental changes in our world.

What's one thing at UMass Dartmouth that no student should miss?

One of the great aspects of attending this university is the lifelong connections and memories that you can create. Don't miss out on the opportunities that the university offers.


Participating in sports, clubs, internships, community services, honors programs, study abroad programs, fraternities, and sororities are just some of ways in which you can become involved and really immerse yourself in UMass Dartmouth's pride and culture.

Who would you like to thank?

First and foremost I want to thank God for always being at my side and giving me the strength that I needed in order to get through these past four years.


I also would like to thank both my mother and father for being supportive of my dreams and aspirations, my family and friends for giving me guidance, and last but not least my boyfriend who is my motivation and the reason why I am where I am today!


In addition, I want to thank the College Now program for giving me the opportunity to become a UMD student, as well as thank all the faculty and staff who have been of great help to me these past four years. I couldn't have done it without any one of you!