To be Young, Gifted and…

By Dr. Rénard Harris What I want you to know about your uniqueness and how that enhances the culture of CofC….  I want you to know that your uniqueness Brings a soulfulness that cannot be duplicated A swagger that cannot be mistaken A determination that says “I Can” And a truth that can start a…

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A Jingle Among Friends

This is the 1st of a 2-part series on the power embracing your uniqueness. In the workplace, you may find that you’re the only person who looks like you or comes from where you come from. Rather than seeing that as a deficit, embrace it as a super power. Read on to see what we…

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Success A to Z: Part 2

By Nilsy Rapalo  This is the second installment of tips on success by Wellness Coach Nilsy Rapalo. Click here for tips from Day 1. Nilsy Rapalo is the owner of Wellness & Beyond. Rapalo specializes in helping individuals discover their “underlying automatic commitments” (UACs) keeping them stuck in mental places that make change difficult. For…

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Read All About It

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning more about the culture through the recommended reading list below! 1. Make your Home Among Strangers by Jeannine Capó Crucet 2. Dreaming in Cuba by Cristina García 3. In the Times of Butterflies by Júlia Álvarez 4. How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Júlia Álvarez 5. In Nueva York by Nicholasa Mohr 6. The Afro-Latin@ Reader by Dr. Miriam…

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Success A to Z: Part 1

By Nilsy Rapalo  This is the first installment of tips by Wellness Coach Nilsy Rapalo. Check-in Wednesday for Part 2! Nilsy Rapalo is the owner of Wellness & Beyond. Rapalo specializes in helping individuals discover their “underlying automatic commitments” (UACs) keeping them stuck in mental places that make change difficult. For more advice, be sure…

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Start with an Advantage

  It’s never too early to plan for your future.  That’s why CofC’s Graduate School is inviting you to a moderated discussion with Professor Cherisse Jones-Branch – Dean of the Graduate School and the James & Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor of History at Arkansas State University. During her talk, Dr. Jones-Branch will share what’s…

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Mind. Body. Soul.

By Najeema Davis Washington  My personal mission statement is one that connects mind, body, and soul. Three words that are the driving words of my personal mission statement are determination (mind) tenacity (action or body) and humility (soul) This three-part driving force was developed from first, my personal leadership role–model, my father, and also from falling on my face dozens of times. I’ve learned as much from my wins as I have from my…

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Put it in Reverse

By Launchpad Staff Welcome to Cougar Nation, Class of 2024! It is our sincere hope that you are adjusting well to what’s currently the “new normal,” for all of us here at CofC. As the second week of your freshman year gets underway, we encourage you to consider what it means for you to “begin…

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