Shavone Moncrieffe

Portrait of Shavone Moncrieffe

Be yourself and live life to the fullest,” is a motto Shavone Moncrieffe strives to follow every day.

Moncrieffe, 22, grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. After attending RIT/NTID’s Explore Your Future summer camp program, she fell in love with the college.

Like many students, she was undecided on what to pursue, and settled on the associate+bachelor’s degree program in business. After earning her associate degree, she enrolled in the business management program in RIT’s Saunders College.

“This major gives me a general background in management, marketing and accounting, so I can have the flexibility to pursue many different types of jobs in the business field,” she says.

Moncrieffe completed a co-op last summer at the Department of Defense in Rome, New York. “Learning about the financial and managerial systems of the federal government was so interesting and challenging,” she says. “The experience was invaluable for my future career.”

Moncrieffe fills her schedule with clubs and activities. For NTID’s Ebony Club, she served as financial director and co-chairperson of their 30-year anniversary banquet. In her spare time, she likes to draw, play guitar and write songs.

“The experiences I have received through my studies, co-op and extracurricular activities have helped me grow from a follower to a leader,” she says.

Moncrieffe is excited about graduating. She isn’t sure what is next, but she knows she is well prepared for a bright future.

This story appeared in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of FOCUS Magazine.

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