ALL WAYS UP FOUNDATION wrote -
It is my "rites of passage" to be on this endeavor here at Shaw University. Shaw University has allowed me to become strength, belief, and hope to the youth in my community. As a first generation college student and one of the few to even go to college in my neighborhood, over the course of my collegiate career thus, I’ve developed what I would call – “The Drum Major Instinct”. This instinct is a desire to be out front, a desire to lead the parade, a desire to be first. And it is something that runs the whole gamut of life, as stated by the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And so, it is because of this quest for recognition, this desire for attention, this desire for distinction that is my basic impulse, this basic drive of human life, this drum major instinct that has yeileded me into the leader that I am today. Nevertheless, I am so grateful for the person I have become and the version I am growing into. By knowing my self worth I have been able to grow in a positive fashion in multiple facets of life. Thank you everyone for the support of my dreams and goals and this is only the beginning.