Alumni Spotlight: Loushay Davis ’18
Loushay Davis (’18) is a proud new Prairie View A&M University alumna who has overcome a lot in her days. She was born 25 weeks premature, weighing only one pound. Growing up, she had to deal with epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and asthma, to name a few. But she did not let challenges with her health prevent her from getting an education. “The school district I attended tried to label me, but my mother saw my potential and fought for me,” said Davis. “I knew since the age of 3 that I wanted to work in healthcare, so I went to college. I started as a nursing major at PVAMU but eventually transitioned to psychology since it was such a broad field to specialize in.”
Before obtaining her psychology degree, Davis endured some hardships in her last year, including the death of her grandmother who was a significant supporter. “I battled depression and anxiety with the passing of my grandma who practically raised me and talked with me all day and every day. I also worked a full-time job and pledged Zeta Phi Beta Sorority while managing an 18-hour course load. I had to keep my faith in God because I felt like a black cloud was over me during that time.”
She prevailed and wrapped up both spring and fall semesters with a grade point average over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. “During the fall semester, I took on an even more intense load of 21 hours while working, but I made it. I saw, I came, I conquered,” said Davis.
This spring, Davis started her journey to earn a master’s in business administration with a concentration in healthcare management.