Meet Akeem Fortune

Student Spotlight

Meet Akeem Fortune; a 22-year-old management and administration major from Henry County and Presidential Fellow.

When he was younger, Fortune did not have a specific career he felt driven to pursue. He considered becoming a lawyer or engineer if not a professional basketball player. However, once he entered high school, he became interested in business management and says he has loved it ever since. He came to Gordon State in the fall of 2017 to take advantage of the business program and play basketball for the prep team. Now, he expects to graduate with his management and administration degree in the spring of 2022. After which, he plans to either open his own business, become an accountant or manage players professionally.

Although Fortune struggled during his freshman year, he says that he is proud of his achievements since then. He made the Dean’s List multiple times, and he made the President’s List last year. Additionally, he became a Presidential Fellow, and he is heavily involved on campus as a member of the Student Government Association, the African American Male Initiative and the Toastmasters’ club.

According to Fortune, being a Highlander means developing skills that will give you an EDGE over others after graduation. He tells prospective students that the sky is the limit, so just stay focused and enjoy your college experience. At Gordon, some of Fortune’s favorite moments have involved making lifelong friends, playing basketball in the gym and helping the community. When he is not studying, he also enjoys traveling. He especially loves visiting Trinidad and Tobago — where his family is from.