My CSC StoryFeaturing Roosevelt Harris-Williams ’23

What I love most about Colby-Sawyer College is the friends (or should I say family) I've made, as well as the connections I've made with my professors. I can have a casual conversation with them, feel inspired afterward and have the feeling of knowing they will help me with anything.

I chose to become very involved with activities here on campus. I'm a member of the Presidential Blue Key Society, a peer mentor, an Advancement ambassador, an officer in student government, the chair of the senior class and the president of the senior class. These roles require me to not only influence, motivate and guide others, but also to be a part of change while setting a good tone for campus.

Joining the 4 + 1 MBA program was the best choice I could have made, and I would recommend it to other seniors. Not only do I love the atmosphere and just want to stay here longer, but I already have a relationship with my professors, and if I went somewhere else, I would have to build it from scratch. Also, the program is affordable and a price catcher compared to other 4+1 colleges. I've already started the program while finishing my bachelor's degree, and it's been fun and has helped me get to know my professors better on a more adult/graduate level.

One of my proudest accomplishments since coming to Colby-Sawyer is when I went to Athens, Greece, this past summer. I was proud of myself for doing this because I set my mind to it and did it. I packed a suitcase, went out of the country and met people I still talk to every day. I turned my fear into an investment in myself. It was a moment I will always tell people about.

My future plans include working toward my Master of Business Administration and graduating in May 2024. After that, I want to work for at least two to three years and then get my Ph.D. in educational leadership or law degree in educational law. I want to be a school principal or superintendent in the long run.