For those that don’t know, I am from Covington, TN. It is a small town 40 minutes north of Memphis, TN. I rep Tipton County all day er’day! lol (T County Stand Up!) So when I saw that my alma mater high school was having a College Fair/Black Greek Letter Organization (BGLO) Day, there was no way I was not coming back to show love!
On February 28th, Covington High School held its 3rd Annual College/BGLO Day that shined a light on Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) as well as the representation of BGLOs. As a proud graduate of both the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Undergraduate – GO VOLS) and the University of Memphis (Masters – GO TIGERS) as well as a member of the MESMERIZING Mu Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., I had the opportunity to speak to juniors and graduating seniors on why I went to college and why I chose a PWI and not a HBCU, why I pledged a sorority, and what my career path has looked like since graduating. Myself along with 3 other graduates of Covington High (my husband included) got to show these young students that coming from Covington is just the beginning of your life, and you do not have to let your surroundings determine your future and where you want to go. It was such an impactful and fun time to go back and see my graduating class photo (Class of 2004) and to be able to answer questions from these amazing students eager to begin their college studies.
This will not be my last visit back to Covington High to speak as I want to also share my career path within accounting to other business major minded students. If I knew then what I know now, Accounting would have been my major from Day One. I probably would have minored in Spanish as well, but that’s neither here nor there. Check out a Thank You Video that was put together from the day!
Another great thing that came from this event and being able to come home was an initiative I decided was necessary for Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta that reside or are from Tipton County. This consists of Covington, Brighton, and Munford, TN. I began seeking and inviting Sorors that I knew and wanted to know to come together and build a network. As new Sorors are initiated, they will know who is also a member from their hometown areas. I have always been an advocate for networking and connecting people with common interests (my friends can attest to this and have probably been to one of my many First Sunday brunches in Houston). While home this weekend, we had an impromptu brunch in Downtown Memphis, and it was so much fun! There will definitely be more events to come with this group as it grows into something sooo beautiful and soooo dope!
March is a slow down month for me and my household, but come April, the travel adventures ramp up unless Corona Virus (COVID-19) says otherwise! Stay tuned!