Hometown: Senatobia, MS
Hugo’s entrepreneurial streak comes from his parents, who didn’t get to go to college.
“I’ve seen them work wonders. I thought, if I put that same work into my education, how far could I go?”
The college search was new for Hugo's family, but they soon discovered Mississippi State — and its dazzling e-Center.
“I hadn’t seen anything like that at any other college. That’s when I realized MSU could help me not just learn about business, but actually start a business.”
Make that two (so far): A DJ service and a videography studio. Still, Hugo makes time to give back. Last summer, he helped multicultural families like his fully understand what Mississippi State offers — in Spanish.