Giving honor to God for being a lighthouse through uncharted territory for the last five years of my life, and with your guiding hand I was able to tackle any obstacle that may have instilled fear in my heart. I would like to say thank You Bishop Brown, Lady C, and William’s Temple official’s specifically Academic ministry for allowing me to speak on the behalf of Celebration Graduation.
“To learn strong faith is to ensure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testing’s.” – George Mueller.
Reflecting on the beginning of my collegiate career, I embodied an array of emotions that would intimidate any seventeen years old just out of high school. Without any clear direction of where to go, financial means or what I truly wanted to major in either way I had only a hand full of options. A.) I was to join the military B.) Get a job and C.) Attend college. Of course we can see I chose the latter. I believe the excitement of attending a HBCU college and experiencing a new culture overall was enticing. Who wouldn’t want to party with your friends to the wee hours and pay on a degree regardless of finding a job or not? Trust me, that theory was very trivial. The first step to mastering college was joining a summer program known as P.C. I. geared toward matriculating freshmen into Prairie View campus life and exposing the hardship of being a successful biology major. Yet no one mentioned the contract that reads; long nights of studying for four to five years, several occasions of thinking did I choose the right major and to note emotional, physical, and self assuring moments of agony to pass one class. Let’s not forget those penny pinching days that would lead to me asking,” mom and dad I need groceries, gas, 18,345$ worth of tuition for the year or I may not be coming back.” I can truly say today it was all worth every tear, weight gain or loss depending on the test and packing up to the local bar, house party, or Hump Day.