Student seeks to start an undergraduate journal

by Staff Writer Luke Smith

A senior majoring in economics and finance, Loic Dimithe is a member of several campus organizations, including honor societies such as Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Mu Delta and Phi Kappa Phi.

“My family and I are originally from Cameroon, which is a country in central Africa,” Dimithe said. “We immigrated to this country when I was barely one. We moved to Michigan, which is where I grew up and spent most of my early childhood.”

Dimithe said his father’s work as an international economist dictated that his family move often.

“I lived in Florence when I was in middle school, and I graduated from high school in Cullman,” he said. “It seemed ideal for me to come back to this area. UNA’s tuition really attracted me, which is slowly losing its appeal.”

Dimithe said he plans to become an attorney after graduating from UNA.

“It’s always been something that’s in the back of my mind – being an attorney,” he said. “I’m a member of the UNA mock trials team, which also helps me get courtroom practice. Currently, I work as a legal clerk at Bunch & James law firm. I’ve been there for a year now. It’s been a great experience working in the legal profession and learning from people who are actually practicing,” he said.

Over the summer, Dimithe attended the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, and participated in a competition there.

“We compete in various categories of business,” he said. “This summer, I competed in macroeconomics and business law. We compete at the state level first and at the national level if we qualify at state. At the national level, I got second place in macroeconomics and third place in business law.”

Dimithe said he is currently trying to establish an academic journal at UNA.

“One thing I’m working on right now that I want people to be aware of is that I’m working on establishing an undergraduate journal in the College of Business,” he said.