Hodges, a Las Vegas businesswoman, recently launched the "Sumayah Takes Flight" campaign to be the commencement speaker and achieve a goal set by both mother and daughter, who attended high school at Agassi Prep in Las Vegas.
The campaign video is at available http://www.youtube.com/
The response to the campaign has been incredible. Since the video for the campaign was posted on YouTube three weeks ago, it has been viewed 56,418 times, generated 367 LIKES and 23 comments, all in support of the Las Vegas beauty salon owners' lofty goal.
The notoriety surrounding the campaign has already earned Hodges an appearance on Fox 5 News in Las Vegas this week. Additionally, an article in the Las Vegas Review Journal will be published next week.
Today, Spelman College begins reviewing submissions for 2013 Commencement Speaker and Hodges is hoping the campaign helps her get on the radar of the selection committee.
One commenter on YouTube wrote:
"What a legacy you are leaving for your daughters and what an inspiraton you are for all parents. I can not think of a more worth while effort or campaign to support. You have my support all the way!! Watch out Spelman, here comes Sumayah!"
Hodges is asking supporters to spread the word and LIKE the campaign on Facebook and follow her journey on Twitter.