It has been much hard work and effort to maintain a 3.7 GPA during my doctoral program. I have finished coursework and am on to my dissertation! So much to celebrate. I am so thankful for this honor. All of my professors and both of my mentors have pushed me for over 15 years each, and if it hadn’t been for them and God’s grace, I don’t know where I’d be today. I am so happy about the fact that I’ve been able to break the cycle of poverty. As a motivational speaker, author, educator, doctoral student, entrepreneur and minister, I hope to impact society in every way possible. I hope my example will always motivate youth and will leave a long lasting inprint in the lives of my children. Go Gators!