She Is A ‘Sharp’ Lynn Student

Above: Student Whitney Sharpe is successfully taking the fashion industry by storm. LU Photo.
Above: Student Whitney Sharpe is successfully taking the fashion industry by storm. LU Photo.

By BRIANA RANDALL

Staff Writer

For those who do not know the ambitious, fun and determined senior, Whitney Sharpe, here are a few fun facts. She was born in Burlington, just outside of Boston, and enjoys volunteering, blogging and is a huge animal lover.

Sharpe grew up in the same house her entire life, until she made the big move to attend Lynn. Here she studies fashion and retail as a major, and minors in multimedia journalism.

“Hopefully one day I will be along-side Giuliana Rancic as a fashion corespondent on E! Network. It’s my dream job, but I’ll have to work hard,” said Sharpe about her future ambitions.

On campus, Sharpe is a active member of the Fashion and Retail Association run by Professor Lisa Dandeo.

“I try to volunteer for as many fashion events as I can,” said Sharpe.

This year, Sharpe is also hoping to join the new First Love Yourself (F.L.Y.) club when it is up and running.

Last year, Sharpe devoted her time to two organizations: Dress for Success and the American Cancer Society. Sharpe holds numerous memories with these organizations.

“I volunteered a whole day with Becca’s Closet, a non-profit that helps disadvantaged high school girls find a donated prom dress. I wish I had heard about Becca’s Closet before, because now it’s something I want to keep volunteering for as much as possible.”

Being a huge animal lover, Sharpe became a vegetarian seven years ago after watching a few documentaries on animal cruelty. Just this past October, she adopted a dog and named him Oscar after her favorite designer, Oscar de la Renta.

Sharpe aims to be Miss Massachusetts USA. This past November, she entered the Miss Massachu- setts pageant and was announced first runner up.

Although she did not take the crown home, she was ecstatic and is now working toward taking the crown for next year.

Sharpe also enjoys blog- ging on her personal fash- ion blog whitneyslookingsharpe.tumblr.com, with hundreds of followers.

 

Brianna Randall

A cum laude graduate of the 2017 class, Briana Randall is continuing her education with a master’s in communication and media with a digital media specialization. Working as the administrative graduate assistant, Randall is the first to welcome students and visitors to the College of Communication and Design. Through her studies, she hopes to expand her skillsets as a correspondent and for future work in the television and media industry.

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