Grad of the Week: Charles Nunley
MCU is pleased to spotlight soon-to-be graduates from the Class of 2022.
What is your major?
Digital Communication Media
What are your plans after graduation?
My plans after graduation are as follows:
1. Tour the world with my band Honor Flow Productions.
2. Continue to build and elevate my multimedia company and ventures, including my passions in filmmaking and tech.
3. Maybe… just maybe… take a brief vacation.
4. And the rest, I figure it out as I go along. But if my life thus far is any indication, where I’m going “[I] won’t need roads.” – Dr. Emmett Brown.
What have you been involved in while at MCU?
Of course, the pride and joy of my student life was being the programming director and on-air host for KMCU Marymount Radio. I’m incredibly proud of being a part of our team, our bond, and cementing something with them that will be a staple on campus for years to come. I am also a peer advisor at Center for Academic and Professional Success (PSA: Please get to know your academic advisor and register for your classes. Please and thank you), and I was also an orientation leader and contributed to Black Student Union and LUX Society.
What is your favorite memory of MCU?
This is literally IMPOSSIBLE for me to answer because my history with MCU has been a 16-year odyssey as this university has now changed my life twice now. So much of the person I am and who and what I hold close started on this campus. But I will say this… my experience at MCU can be summed up in one word, and that is “surreal.” This place will forever hold a special place in my heart.
What advice do you have for other students?
Take it all in! Everything! Your classes, your extracurriculars, the people you meet, every laugh, every meal, the small instances. These years will become the foundation of your life for years to come, and some of your classmates will become your lifelong best friends. Your future self will thank you for it.
What was your favorite experience at MCU?
Without this answer becoming as long as an ancient scroll (because it can be), here’s the shortlist.. KMCU Marymount Radio, Coffee House, working at CAPS, the field trips (Catalina, for example), working on music at The Villas, visiting Bruce’s Beach, and every joke and laugh in between.
What was your favorite class at MCU and why?
I’m going to have to give this nod both to Yumi Kinoshita’s AM350 (Junior Research & Conceptual Development) and Blue Wade’s ID390 Virtual Reality class. AM350 allowed me to fully realize a passion project in creating a documentary short film on unsung Black American inventors entitled “Made In America.” ID390 allowed me to conceptualize what the future could be via virtual reality in the entertainment, lifestyle, and humanitarian space.
Who inspired you at MCU and why?
Carlos Royal, Susie Martin, Blue Wade, Yumi Kinoshita, Loretta Adikhai, and Dr. Ryan Alcantara. These are people that helped bring me back home to the university and continued to push, inspire, and support me through this journey. They gave me the working space and canvas to be myself and just try. Sometimes that’s all a person needs. And I’ll always be grateful to them for that. And, last but not least, my fellow student body. I have learned from you all! It’s been an honor and a pleasure. If I didn’t name you here, “Please blame it on the head and not the heart.” – © Pharrell. (Insert your name here). Much love and thank you.