Monday, February 12, 2018

Can You Feel The Love....

Being a student at South has definitely been the best four years of my life. I am able to attend a university that cares about the students and faculty and constantly evaluates the success and progression of the university. I love that South is a medium size institution, not too big or small, that has strong connection with on campus and the community. Being that I am not from Mobile, I like that it was easy to adjust and find my around South.

I love the small class size in my courses because I feel as if everyone knows each other and we are able to build those connections with people that can help and support us along our college experience. I love that the professors and staff are invested in the success of the students and aids us with the tools to be successful in our various majors and classes. I also love that there are many resources such as the Jag Success Center, Marx Library, Writing Center, Jag Pals, and other resources that are available to students to make sure that students receive the assistance needed to properly complete homework and various projects.

I also love that there are many on campus job opportunities for students to have access to. For many students like myself, they have never been employed and the university allows us to get the professional experience while maintaining our academics. Working here at the New Student Recruitment Communication Center has given me the opportunity to earn revenue to sustain my everyday expenses as well as help prospective students make a decision as to where they will be spending their next fours to further their education and reach their long term goals. Nothing gets better than going to class and coming to work for the University of South Alabama who has definitely help change my life forever. I will always be a proud South Alabama JAGUAR!!!!!


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Let's Stretch It Out!!!!

As I tackle my last semester of undergrad, my selection of classes became limited. With that being said, I decided why not get active this semester and take a physical education course. On Mondays and Wednesdays, I get to participate in a Yoga class here at our Rec Center. What's cooler than that right?

This is by far my favorite class this semester because I am able to get my body back use to stretching while receiving an easy grade. On Mondays we focus on relaxation techniques, while on Wednesdays we get up and learn poises and sequences. Of course I love Monday classes because we are able to come to class from a long weekend, to stretch, meditate, and get back focused for the new week that is before us.

I also love our instructor, Ms. Lori Huber. She is very energetic yet calm and she is always supportive while making sure everyone is safe while doing various activities. She always verbalize the different techniques and provide variations of the poises so everyone can participate within their physical ability. I thoroughly enjoy this class and I am glad that I decided to take this course for the first time. Hopefully after I am finished with this semester, I am motivated to take more Yoga classes.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Walking the path toward SOUTH!

The University of South Alabama is an institution that is direct and hands-on when it comes to its students as well as prospective students who are looking to further their education and make South their new home. There are many recruitment tactics that are used to ensure that the university is connecting with possible incoming students and giving them resources to help make their decision easy as to what they should expect if they come to South.

A revamped program that is taking place this year would be Preview South. This is an event with multiple locations for prospective students who are interested in learning more about South Alabama. The program will include meeting with our Provost, Vice-President of Student Affairs, and Athletic Directors. The student will also get the opportunity to meet with a Dean from their college, admissions counselor, and representatives from housing, dining, financial aid and scholarships. With a variety of representation from the University, the student gets the opportunity to get a full prospective as to what South has to offer.

This program is a great recruiting event because students from all surrounding areas get an opportunity for South to come where they are and provide them with the tools that will set them in the right direction for a successful college journey here at South. This is also great for the parents and families to also get connected with the Jaguar family. I greatly encourage students to attend this event to get connected with South and hopefully this interaction will be stamped upon your heart and help you make your decision as to what institution you will attend for your college experience.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sigma Gamma Rho... I Thank You!

When asked what organization here at South that I admire, the first thing that comes to my mind is Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated. I first heard about the Pi Omega Chapter here at the University my freshman year at the NPHC Greek Informational. This event is where fraternities and sororities of NPHC come together and inform prospective members on what each organization stands for and what they are all about. When I encountered the women from Pi Omega, they were professional, organized, friendly and engaged with the students. They answered questions and many became a resource even before I became a member of the organization.

The willingness, diversity, and openness of these women impacted me and drew me to learn more about their organization. I loved that the organization was founded upon education and the advancement of black educators. One of their main focus is the education of youth and their families which I am very passionate about. Their love for the South community and the city of Mobile shows through their events and community service and interaction with everyone they come in contact with.

I became a member of the Pi Omega Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated in the Spring of 2016 with three lovely ladies that I get to call my sisters. The bond that I was able to make with them will last a life time and I am so grateful to share that special bond with my sisters. We laugh, cry, encourage, support, and uplift each other in everything that we set out to do. I am grateful to be a part of an organization where I am able to bring forth my talents and passions to uphold the Sigma standard of excellence and to impact this world one life at a time. I am a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated and look forward to the many years to come.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Get Connected!!!

The University of South Alabama has so many opportunities for students and faculty/staff to get involved on campus. There are many clubs and organizations that you are able to be a part of that gear toward many different interests. If there is any organization that you would like to get started here on campus, all you need is ten people to help you get it going.

My experience and success here at South has definitely possible because of me being involved on campus. Freshman year, everyone encourages you to get out there and find an organization or group that you can be a part of so you will have a group friends to help start off your social life here on campus. Though we are here to get a degree, the connections you make will take you a long way through this journey. With that advice, I joined the African American Student Association and became a part of the Praise Dance Team. I joined this organization because I am an African American woman and I wanted to be connected with others that were like myself even though we except anyone who like to join. I also like that they had different auxiliaries to participate in and I was able to showcase one of my talents which is dance. Today, I am still a part of the organization and this is my second year serving on the E-board as the Praise Dance Team Coordinator. I also decided to join the Psychology Club as well as Active Minds because I am a Psychology minor and wanted another way to stay connected with my major outside the classroom.

I am also a proud member of the Pi Omega Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated. I joined the Spring 2016 class and been involved every since. I have served as secretary, stroll master, and currently the Vice- President of the chapter. Being involved with this organization has taught me discipline, responsibility, being a servant to others, as well as giving back to the Mobile community. Getting involved on campus will allow you the opportunity to meet new people who love the same things you do, and you get to create great memories while aiming toward the degree of your choice. The connections and friends you will over your course in college will stick with forever and it makes the journey more worth while.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Keep Pushing, You Got This!!!

"When you feel yourself slowing down a bit, Stop, Take a Deep Breath, but don't you QUIT!"

During this time of year, many college students are taking their last tests for the semester and preparing to take their finals to bring this academic season to a close. For most of us, this is the most stressful time of the year because you want all your hard work that you have put in during the semester, to reflect in the grades you receive in those courses. On top of grades, most people are home sick and eager to get home for Christmas break to relax and enjoy their time with their families.

When I am feeling down or sad I begin to think about all the things that I have been able to conquer and what I have left to finish. I encourage myself to keep pushing forward even when things seem hard and unbearable. I continuously think about my goals and the reason I wake up everyday, which is to make a difference. I remind myself that my life is not only about me, but it is about every single life that I will come in contact with and hopefully make an impact in their lives. I remember that I am an example for so many people and they are watching. They are counting on me to make it to the top so when they are in the same position, they too know they will make it there as well.

I am also fortunate enough to have family and friends who encourage and uplift me to be the best that I can be. They are always there when I need a listening ear which makes the hard times a little bit easier. Last but not least, I talk with God. I ask for his guidance, strength, and peace to get me through those rough times. After praying, I am always assured that I am blessed and I will always make it through!

Monday, November 20, 2017

I Am Thankful For South!

One of the most important decisions that I had to make in my life was choosing to come to the University of South Alabama to further my education. From the moment I stepped on campus,  I knew that it was where I belong. The aspect of South that I am most grateful for would be it's family and friendly atmosphere. With South being an moderate sized school, everyone knows each other and you are able to build those connections that will last a life time. With that, the second aspect that I am most grateful for is that South brings forth many opportunities for it's students both academically and socially. I have been able to participate in research, volunteer in my field, as well showcase my talents in the various organizations that I am a part of. While being here at South, I have met the love of my life, amazing friends, and many colleagues that I know will always be there if I need them in the future. I am grateful to have the opportunity to go to college and further my success to reach my ultimate goals in life and South has definitely helped with that process along the way. If it wasn't for the faculty, staff, students, and resources here at South, I am not sure where I would be in my college career. I am forever indebted to the University of South Alabama. Go Jags!!!