Name: Khola Humayun

Age: 47

Hometown: Tunnel Hill

High school: Happy Home School, Karachi, Pakistan

Major: Social Work and an associate in general studies

Expected graduation date: 2023

Why did you choose Dalton State? I completed my associate in psychology at Dalton State in 2015. I truly enjoyed my time here and decided to come back to study social work.

What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? I feel energized by being part of the Roadrunner Nation. Being a part of this community had broadened my horizons.  

What do you plan to do after graduation? I hope to use the skills I learned studying social work to help the greater Dalton community.  

What are some of your biggest achievements or accomplishments at Dalton State? I am a relatively reserved, shy person, so being nominated by my professor for this spotlight is itself an accomplishment for me.

What is the last book you read? Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Favorite comfort food? I love home-cooked Pakistani cuisine.

Favorite line from a movie? “We all end up dead. It’s a matter of how and why.”- Braveheart

What is your guilty pleasure? Enjoying a cup of chai at home after a long day.

What do you feel most proud of? English is my second language. When I first came to the U.S. 24 years ago, I could hardly speak a complete sentence. Now, I am able to take college courses in English. I am also proud to be continuing my education now, after many years of being out of school.

If you won the lottery, what would you do? I would open a shelter here in Dalton. I would also share some of my winnings with my family.  

What is your favorite book? “Three cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson

Where is your favorite place to eat? Café Istanbul in Atlanta

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Teacher

As a Roadrunner, what does it mean to Run Boldly? I love that the word bold is part of our college’s motto. At orientation, I got a lanyard with Run Boldly printed on it and have been using it since then. Every time I see the tagline it inspires me to be the best student I can be. I am honored and proud to be a part of the Dalton State community.