Stetson alumnus Danny Mejìa threw a lively and entertaining concert over the Stetson Alumni Association’s Facebook Live on Saturday September 19th, proving that COVID-19 can’t stop us from being together in one way or another.
Danny Mejìa graduated from Stetson in 2019. Previously the president of the Student Government Association and an involved actor and singer in the Theater Arts Department, he used Facebook Live to honor his time at Stetson, wearing a Stetson sweatshirt and using green stage lights.
He sang a diverse mix of music including Frankie Valli, musical theater numbers,more recent pop music that he sang at karaoke in DeLand, and songs all in Spanish to take part in Hispanic Heritage Month. In between songs, Mejìa checked the Live feed, welcoming every newcomer and viewer with a big smile and a wave. He performed his concert from his house in Puerto Rico and used the performance as a way to pay homage to his native home.
Mejìa started working on the International Student Endowment Fund with alumna Nezha Alabbassy, a fund that would help international students who were misplaced due to COVID-19, in the last year. He ended the performance with a heartfelt rendition of Te Quiero Puerto Rico and a friendly goodbye. It’s clear that this alumnus carries on Stetson’s legacy and spirit in his singing and his life.The Stetson Alumni Association will host more of these Facebook Live sessions in the future. To watch this concert and performances to come, you can visit their page at https://www.facebook.com/StetsonAlumni/videos/?ref=page_internal!