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Trevor Jones '16

I can easily say I found my voice when I step foot on the campus of the College of Charleston. My experience as a Cougar has and continues to be the greatest experience of my life. Through the College I have learned so much about the world and more importantly my role in making it a better place for everyone.

What I have found is that I have multiple voices, an activist voice, a constituent voice, a leader's voice, the list goes on and on. More importantly, I have learned that one never stops finding their voice, you just gain more voices. Through every experience, whether academic, societal, or social you always have an opportunity to find your voice. The challenge with having a voice actually using it.

I chose to you use my voice as a Student Ambassador where I work to increase  and maintain diversity on my campus. I chose to use my voice as an Orientation Intern to help student much like myself to understand that they have a voice and a special place on campus for them. I chose to use my voice as the Assistant District Director for the South Carolina District of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to advocate for the College Brothers of South Carolina to ensure that their voices are heard within the District, Regionally, and Nationally.

We all have a voice but much like the students who participated in Freedom Summer we must make sure that we are using them. We have to be loud enough through our individual actions to ensure that we have no choice but to be heard.

Trevor Jones
Class of 2016

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