According to Dr. Monica Rasmus, the program director of the college’s health administration program, former and prospective students have been piling into the HBCU ever since the Houston rapper revealed she was studying there.
Specifically, Rasmus says one-time dropouts of the college’s health administration program, which Megan graduated from, began reaching out to her about resuming their studies last year. Besides former students, Rasmus said there has also been an influx of new students applying to the college, particularly to pursue health administration degrees.
Some of these inspired students could end up working with the Grammy Award winner as she recently revealed she wants to hire new college graduates when she opens an assisted living facility, which has been her longtime goal.
“I’m still going to open up these assisted living facilities and I definitely want to hire new college graduates,” she told Rolling Stone after getting her diploma on Saturday (Dec. 11). “Nobody ever wants to hire you fresh out of college. They feel like you have no experience, so I want to create a place where you can get experience.”
Megan previously said she became interested in healthcare administration and was inspired to open an assisted living facility after seeing her grandmother become the caretaker for her great-grandmother.
“I watched my grandmother take care of my great-grandmother all my life,” she explained during an appearance on “Strahan, Sara and Keke.” “Just watching these two little old ladies take care of each other, I was like, ‘Y’all need some help.'”
Besides inspiring new and former students to attend Texas Southern University, Megan also helped the college with a $25,000 donation she made in partnership with Fashion Nova. Speaking with TMZ, Rasmus said the charitable offering went a long way in helping students continue their educations.