James Craig, Class of 2016
I am a first generation graduate student, and there was a time where I never thought I would say that. I minored in Sociology and every day I would hear how statistically I was supposed to fail. Whether it was because of my background, economic condition or even health issues, I thought I would never walk across that stage. I was wrong. Where I come from you always feel like you are on the bottom, but I always have had a passion for writing, but never did I think I was a talented writer. However after winning scholarship after scholarship and publishing numerous short stories and poems I realize that I can be great regardless of where or how I got started. South has been incredible for me. I've learned so much and the staff and faculty have been there for me during some turbulent times. Now, I am no longer that shy kid with low self-esteem from the wrong side of the tracks, but I am strong, confident leader who feels he can rule the world. I am now in the grad program, a tutor, and president of the English Honor Society. Thank you South for showing me the way!