Regie '19, Criminal Justice and Sociology

Basketball player. Community-protector. Future police officer.

How does the prop you brought represent you?

The prop, a basketball, represents me because playing basketball throughout my life has taught me so many life lessons about perseverance, facing adversity, being disciplined. What I have learned on the court, and through coaches, has helped me understand that like a game, life will have its challenges and triumphs, and both should be handled with grace.


How would you describe courage in one sentence?

Courage is facing something or someone that frightens you for the benefit of yourself or others.


How did getting your degree require courage?

Getting my degree requires courage because I have to face reality. I believe that not everyone has the courage to go to school, away from home, and be in a unique and challenging environment, where they are often forced to grow and develop. For me in particular, I was frightened by the idea of leaving the home I grew up in to come to an unfamiliar place, with unfamiliar people, where I was expected to grow and develop into an independent adult. Therefore, I believe that getting my degree simply required me to have the courage to face my fears of change and come to Eastern University.


How does your current job or career path require courage?

My current career path toward becoming a police officer requires courage through the calling to protect and serve. Police officers must display courage on the job daily because they face the unknown. Facing the unknown when on the job or being called to an emergency can be frightening, however police officers display courage every time they come to work or response to an emergency call simply by constantly seeking to protect and serve their communities.


How did EU help you become more courageous in your thinking and actions?

From being at Eastern I have grown both in my confidence and independence. Eastern has helped me become more courageous in my thinking and actions by assisting me in building confidence and wisdom through my life experiences that could only have happened here at Eastern.


Where do you hope courage will lead you in the future?

I hope that courage will lead me in the future, as a police officer, by providing me with the strength to serve and protect whatever community I am called to be in.

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