“Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”
This is the advice these amazing individuals on campus have for young women.
Averal Harbin: Stay true to yourself, continue to support one another and build on the people who have helped us in the past.
Dr. Teresa: It doesn’t matter how you look, what you weigh, what you wear, what your hair is doing. All that matters is the quality of your ideas, how hard you work, how you treat other people, and how you work to make the world around you a better place. Anyone who judges you on external factors is not worth your time or consideration.
Professor Harmon: Remember that God created you as precious as your grandmother’s teacup. Not like any ordinary throw-away mug. You need to present yourself as that so that way the world treats you the way you believe in yourself.
Patty Chittley: Be the person you wish you had when you were younger.
Ayesha Moore: Never give up on your dreams, just because you think you’re on the bottom, that doesn’t mean you can’t get to the top. Never let anybody’s words discourage you, just live your life.
Dr.Colley: Be all that you can be, regardless of what anybody says or what tough issues come your way. Do it for yourself.
Dr. Ward: You need to understand that the power exists within yourselves to do whatever you need to for yourself, your family and your community. You have to challenge yourself to move past the “no’s”, like “no you’re not quite qualified”, “no you’re not quite pretty enough.” Each one of those “no’s” have to become a “yes.” “Yes I can do it.”