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NE students learn ‘shift happens’ with success

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Associate vice chancellor of student success Kimberly Beatty speaks to students during the Women’s Leadership Forum Success Within Reach on NE Campus Nov. 26. Photo by Georgia Phillips/The Collegian

By Selby Lopez/reporter

Associate vice chancellor of student success Kimberly Beatty speaks to students during the Women’s Leadership Forum Success Within Reach on NE Campus Nov. 26.   Photo by Georgia Phillips/The Collegian
Associate vice chancellor of student success Kimberly Beatty speaks to students during the Women’s Leadership Forum Success Within Reach on NE Campus Nov. 26. Photo by Georgia Phillips/The Collegian

The two highest IQ scores in the world are held by women.

Yet in 76 countries, fewer than half the eligible girls are enrolled in secondary school, a NE audience was told Nov. 26.

Associate vice chancellor of student success Kimberly Beatty created her own model for success by breaking down each letter in S.U.C.C.E.S.S. into its own component, starting with specialist.

“You need to be an expert at what you do,” she said.

The next is to be unique.

“Don’t compare yourself to anyone,” she said. “We are all our own person.”

With the following two components, courage and confidence, Beatty challenged students to stand for their beliefs and to be confident in their knowledge.

“You know what you know,” she said. “And if you don’t know, act like you know.”

Education, Beatty said, is the most important part to the success of not only students but also adults with their own careers.

“Education is the key to success,” she said. “It can catapult your career.”

Of course, success doesn’t come without hardships along the way, Beatty said. 

Scars are another part to success that can hurt but also can prepare people for the troubles they might face, she said.

The last component to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is shift.

“Shift happens,” she said. “We just have to roll with it and relish in the opportunity to grow and stretch yourself.”

Students like Tara Chandler, a first-semester South Campus student, thought Beatty’s speech was encouraging and beneficial to what they are going through in their own lives.

“I am motivated to continue with my education,” Chandler said.

Her fellow classmate Sharon Nelson, also from South Campus, found the seminar enlightening as well.

“I feel encouraged from everything I’ve heard,” Nelson said.

“I’m mostly encouraged by her input on scars and shifting because I am going through something similar in my life, and her words have encouraged me to stay focused.”

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