"I used to be unsure of myself, not confident enough to take up space or speak up. Now, I unapologetically take up space and advocate for any and everything that centers around community, the youth and just about anything else I am passionate about."
"I used to be ashamed of not having my degree while encouraging and helping so many people get theirs. Now I am standing with my head held high, proud because I finally completed a dream 30 years deferred."
"I used to be myself, now I am a better version. After graduation, I will live my best life, I will apply to a graduate school in a dual degree master’s program of MBA and MFA with a concentration on creative writing."
"I used to be afraid to speak my mind, now I am confident in my skills and the knowledge I have acquired during my time at CU."
"I used to be unsure and now I am grounded."
"I used to be an African American female, wife and mother without a bachelor’s degree. Now I am an African American female, wife and mother with her bachelor’s degree. After graduation, I will seek out new goals and opportunities for myself and my family. "
"I used to be shy now I am open."
"After graduation, I will use the skills and information that I gained while at College Unbound to give back to the community, College Unbound and those in need."
"I used to be unsure that my voice could make a difference. Now I am sure that when folks work together things get accomplished."
"I used to be an assistant, now I am a leader!"