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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Coretta Jamison, Women’s Advocate of Voorhees College. I quickly learned that she is a caring, committed, enthusiastic and very important resource for students. Her influence with those students was reflected in the number of attendees at my program, Healthy Relationships 101. It was also reflected in one of her student leaders, Bazh Ragin. (Prior to my visit, Coretta shared with me that her Thursday programs are strictly voluntary and not required of students to attend). As the students filed into the Lawrence Memorial Auditorium that day, it was evident that Coretta Jamison was well respected and appreciated!
As I stood in the Lawrence Memorial Auditorium at Voorhees College, I was approached by Bazh Ragin who carried a very humbled disposition. She said “hello, I will be your student helper today” as she extended her hand out to shake mine. I greeted her with a big smile and responded “thank you very much for your help!” Her next response was “what do I need to do?” I then shared all of the things that I needed help with, and she eagerly started her assignment.
That day, Bazh made sure that all my needs were met. She set up my flipchart and went out of the way to find markers that I preferred to use, she took photos and video of my presentation, and she sat in the front row ready to learn. Later on, I asked her what year she was embarking upon at Voorhees and she responded “freshman.” I was so delighted to see a freshman volunteer her time, energy, and service!
After my presentation, Coretta and I spoke at length about the importance of healthy relationships at the college level and beyond. Coretta shared that she learned great information that she was going to take and apply in her own life. That, to me, is a sign of a leader living a Growth in Motion™!! lifestyle.
Growth in Motion™!! = Self Care + Self Empowerment + Self Knowledge + Self Direction
She is a leader who embraces empowerment and knows how to use her knowledge and experience to impart wisdom to others.
So, thank you, Coretta Jamison, for opening your heart and soul to the emotional development of the Voorhees student population. And thank you, Bazh Ragin, for showing me such kind hospitality while visiting the campus of Voorhees College.
Take Care of Yourself,
Living a Growth in Motion™!! Lifestyle