Four December graduates from the College of Education participated in the November Donning of the Kente. The ceremony celebrates the academic and personal achievements of black undergraduate and graduate students who are graduating this semester.
“I am a Fall 2018 graduate from Sallisaw Oklahoma majoring in Health and Physical Education. During my time at NSU I was President of the Association of Black Collegians, American Association of University Women, and Phi Theta Kappa. I plan to attend Southern Nazarene University the Fall 2019 to obtain my Masters in Kinesiology.”
“I am from Tulsa, OK. I am getting a B.S in Psychology and a minor in Communications. I played college soccer at Bacone College, then transferred here to finish getting my degree. “I couldn’t have done it without the amazing support of my family and friends, and God.”
Pictured left to right: Tori, her younger brother Kyle Easley, and mother Rochelle Peterson.
“I was born in Muskogee, Ok. I spent the majority of my life in Wagoner, Ok. I transitioned back to living in Muskogee during my freshman year of high school. Growing up, we didn’t have much, but my parents always made ends meet. After graduating high school, I went to Oklahoma State University for two years before returning home. During my absence from school, life happened. I was blessed to have a beautiful little girl named Julianne. I was determined to give her everything I never had, and inspired to teach her everything I ever wanted to know. Through the TANF focus program, under the wings of Suzanne Holloway and Heather Mason, I was afforded the opportunity to further my education and broaden my horizons. I began school at Connors State College. It only took me one year to gather the necessary credits, and graduate in the spring of 2017 with my Associates Degree in Psychology. The desire to keep pushing forward after graduation was sparked after watching my mother obtain her Bachelor’s degree in social work. I chose to enroll at NSU and continue my journey on the road to success. I was determined to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in psychology with hopes to become a licensed professional counselor in the near future. It was not by far an easy journey. Along the way I lost loved ones, undergone surgery, and had to tend to the needs of my beautiful baby girl. It was by God’s grace, mercy, and favor that I was able to make it this far. Now that I have overcame what was supposed to be the impossible, I have to keep pushing forward towards my next goal. Hopefully the next time you hear from or about me, it will be as I am walking the stage to be awarded with my Masters of Science in Counseling. I want to thank each and every person who has poured into my life. My fiancée Eric Parks Jr., my parents Tony and Lasandra Steele, my second set of parents Todd and Danita Johnson, my grandparents Robert and Julia Mondaine, my siblings, pastors, mentors, teachers, and close friends and family members. I could not have made it this far without your support, love, and encouragement.”
Alexandria Lewis is a Psychology major. There is no picture or biography available for Alexandria.
November 30, 2018