My professor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor, Dr. Blake Ellis, has had a tremendous impact on me. He is not only the most brilliant person I have ever met, but he is also extremely passionate about his career choice, education, and about living life to the fullest. I believe there are to many people who simply go through college only to obtain a degree. Sadly, I used to be one of those people. However, once I met Dr. Ellis, my view on my own educational journey changed completely, and for the better.
Teachers are aware some students require more time and undivided attention; as a result they provide their time to students who really want to accomplish their goals. I signed her up, and advised her of the benefits of attending. She seemed pleased and happy to know the school counselors are available and pushing her to succeed. Another interesting event that occurred is Mr. Colaio, knew the principal Ms. Gallardo of Bronxwood Preparatory Academy. He was the guidance counselor of her older son who attended Salesian High School.
Theta Chi Fraternity is a social fraternity focused on providing its members with a fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares them for successful lives after graduation. As the scholarship chair for the Gamma Chi Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity, I was responsible for the academic success of the chapter. To accomplish this goal, I developed a scholarship program for fostering GPA increases in our membership. Additionally, I monitored the academic success of each brother and worked with individuals to improve their academic
It is incredibly humbling and exciting to receive not only this award, but also the recognition that follows. This scholarship is something that will not only help me pay for my education but will be a direct influence in my success as a student and a Sigma Chi. As a recipient of this award, I thank the Sigma Chi Foundation and my own brothers for aiding me in my journey for academic excellence and the embodiment of the seven virtues which we all follow. Thank you
I committed to and grew from Upward Bound because of the love, support and mentor Ms. Amber and Ms. Shesheena shared. Aside from their vast experiences and professionalism, Ms. Amber and Ms. Shesheena’s willingness to provide Upward Bound’s students with an experience beyond the traditional limits of their offices, constant attention and caring far exceeded the scope of their responsibilities. Words cannot express my gratitude for having these two counselors there to help me with high school worries, life crises, college application process, and now how to maintain my college
The American dream is achievable because as long as you work hard and get an education, opportunities will be available to succeed. The availability and opportunity to succeed is primarily determined by each individual’s dedication to obtain that success. I have read accounts of people who went from “rags to riches”. These accounts will be shared with the reader in order to further support James Truslow Adams’ definition of the American Dream. Do Won Chang the founder of Forever 21 didn 't always have it so easy.
But what really gave me a better picture was the last workshop where I heard a line that I’ll never forget, “your college degree isn’t just for you . . . it’s also for those who come after you.” That line told me that I needed to become, not only the best student, but the best person I could be, so I can set an example for others and be in the
I remember when I was first able to glance over the descriptions of all of The Engaged Citizen courses offered at Hendrix College. They all sounded spectacular, but there was one that really drew my attention. The title read “TEC: Identity & The Need to Belong.” Underneath was a description of the course explaining how by understanding the importance of identity and belonging, the course would help students become better engaged citizens and better understand their own identity and belonging. Immediately, I knew this was the course for me, and boy was I right. This TEC course has taught me more than I could have ever imagined and has introduced me to a variety of new ideas—all of which have impacted my awareness of identity.
My high school career at James Madison High School has prepared me to be successful as a student at Radford University because of how competitive it is. Parents, teachers, and friends are always pushing me to be the best that I can be, whether that be with my education, social life, or relationships. The faculty and students at James Madison High school have given me a deeper view of the world. I have been exposed to many different ethnic groups and situations, good and bad, which have helped prepare me for the 'real world ' at college.
We brought you to America so that you and your brother would have a chance to compete in the country of opportunities, have a better life, and make better of yourselves. With an education, you are capable of taking this world to its highest potential, being whoever you want to be!” Similarly, my mother encouraged me to overcome adversity by speaking for what I believe in. Therefore, an opportunity to continue my education at a college would not only fulfill my own goals and aspirations, but it would also be a dream come true for my parents to see my