by Cordb4me January. 09, 2011 357 views

Generativity is a great word to sum up today. My morning started with the UGASPA exec transition retreat at Dr. E's house. I can't believe it's already been a full year since I walked into the president role and facilitated my first exec meeting at Dr. Dean's house. Officially handing over duties and responsibility to Alex today was rewarding and…fun. I look forward to seeing what this new board does. After the meeting I ran to Tiffany's apartment to iron before heading to campus to study for comps (duh!) with CSAAbursts! I'm so grateful for this group of folks. We grew some over the weeks, but together we formed a wonderful group of varying perspectives and experiences that I think really assisted in the learning process for us all. The manner in which we practiced questions today was particularly helpful and confidence-boosting. I'm excited about our final dinner and “review” together on Thursday before the big day Friday!

Black CSAA was dressed up because we had plans to head over to the Georgia Center for the 50 Days for 50 Years of Desegregation at UGA Kick-off Reception. 2011 marks 50 years since UGA was desegregated, and we are celebrating the courage and honoring the history through 50 days of amazing and inspiring programming. I am excited about the many days ahead, but I am so glad I made it out for the kick-off. I wish more of (dare I say it) White CSAA made an effort to attend, but I think the few of us that made it out were certainly appreciative and moved by the festivities. To hear Charlayne Hunter and Mary Frances Early speak was awesome!! The two pictures with Ms. Early are really moving for me. Tonight I was reminded of my responsibility in these opportunities I have been given. I stand on the shoulders of so many before me, and I have no choice but to succeed and ensure the success of others. May 13, 2011 would mean nothing (hell, it wouldn't even exist) without the courage, the fight, the intellect, the determination, and the faith of people like Ms. Early, Mr. Holmes, and Ms. Hunter. I am forever grateful.


4 Black CSAA grads with UGA's FIRST Black grad student!! We owe her commitment to May!

Me and Ms. Mary Frances Early

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