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TCC board member shares value of finding one’s voice

By — Abisola Adeyemi

Board member Gwendolyn Morrison visits South Feb. 18. She focused on encouraging students to speak up.Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian
Board member Gwendolyn Morrison visits South Feb. 18. She focused on encouraging students to speak up.<br.Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian

Students on South Campus learned about the importance of having a voice when Gwendolyn Morrison, TCC board of trustees member, spoke on The Power Of Student Voices held by the African-American Student Organization Feb. 18.

Morrison was first elected in 1976 and has been the longest serving member of the board.

When asked by a student attendee what motivated her to stay on the board that long, she responded, “There is always another challenge where I knew the students I was serving deserve my passion.”

She explained students should be present by showing up front and center, prepared by reading up before class, purposeful by knowing each class contributes to graduation, persistent by studying before and after class, pleasant by bringing positive energy and productive by building a portfolio of work.

Morrison recommended students get more involved with on-campus clubs and organizations to improve their talents and skills.

“The most unique voice you will ever hear is silence. Silence is a very powerful voice,” she said. “You don’t always want your voice to be silent.”

Morrison encouraged students to be knowledgeable and informed so they can speak out.

“Be the best that you can be in at least one thing so that the world comes to your door,” she said.

Students took a Leadership Self-Assessment questionnaire to assess and reflect on capabilities and desire for developing leadership skills.

South Campus nursing student Alicia Sanders said she really enjoyed the speech.

“I thought it was very inspiring and motivating,” she said.

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