A Troy University Freshman
Growing up in the City of Troy, I attended Troy football games and participated in many events throughout my childhood. Attending Troy University one day was always an option. When senior year rolled around and all of my friends wanted to "get away" from this small town life, I chose a different path. I chose Troy University to be my next step in life. Troy has given me more than I could have ever expected as a college freshman. I was selected to serve as a Freshmen Forum representative within a few weeks of school starting. Through this organization, I began to meet people that I would have never had the opportunity to get to know. Freshman Forum gave each individual representative a new understanding of the word leadership. Leadership is bigger than a meeting once a week or a community service project. The ability to encourage and motivate people to become their best self is for what a true leader will strive.
I also have Troy University to thank for allowing me to experience the most life changing organization that I have ever been honored to be a part of. In August of 2011, I was blessed enough to receive a bid from the Kappa Delta Sorority. At first, I was just excited to have a true home away from home where I felt I could be myself. Then, I began to learn about Prevent Child Abuse America, The Child Advocacy Center, and the Girl Scouts. I was blown away by the genuine care that each girl had for others. Through all of the hard work done during the year, abused children are helped. In some cases, lives are saved because of these amazing women that I get to call my sisters. The sisterhood of a group like the Kay Dee Ladies is an irreplaceable feeling that can only be gained through experience. I can honestly say that I am the person I am today because of my Kappa Delta sisterhood.
"Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest."