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Convocation Special Guest Speaker Honors Students

Convocation Special Guest Speaker Honors Students

By Leona Dunn

Meter Staff Writer

Mentor, DJ, producer and entrepreneur, Beverly Bond spoke to Tennessee State University Honors students during the annual Honors Convocation in Kean Hall. At the ceremony students that have made the Dean’s and President’s list along with our numerous honors societies were recognized. Though she was brief with her speech lasting under three minutes, Bond was yet still empowering.

“As a mentor, I am excited to meet young people like you,” Bond said, “I hope that you reflect deeply on the practices and the values and the sacrifices that made these achievements possible, these are the very tools that you will need to implore during the next leg in your journey.”

Not only did Bond commend the students for their accomplishments but also gave them words of advice to take with them into their daily lives.

“Excellence is a mindset, a lifestyle, a choice and it’s an attitude. I believe that striving for excellence at all costs and in all ways is the ultimate key to success and longevity in any discipline you choose to focus your attention on, not only as students but as working professionals.”

Also at the convocation a scholarship was given to Lauren Adams, a rising senior architectural engineering technology and computer science major, who designed an honors building to hopefully be implemented into the TSU master plan, where honors students would stay and have classes. Bond ended her words of encouragement saying the best is yet to come and now the Honors College is already hoping the best will come their way very soon.

A Senior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Self-identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

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