Words of Wisdom

A Message from Gloria

To our December 2020 graduates,

I want to congratulate you on reaching this incredible milestone―earning a college degree. Completing your final semester in the midst of a global health pandemic, racism in our community, and a very intense presidential election season makes this achievement even more special. Despite not seeing each other in person, we know that you’ve been putting in hard work to finish strong, and we couldn’t be more proud. You have a village here in the NMBCC. We hope you experienced the love and care that are hallmarks of the community we attempt to build through the center.

Everyone at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center sends you best wishes as you go forth to accomplish your personal and professional goals. Stay in touch.

Peace and Blessings,

Gloria L. Howell, Ph.D.
NMBCC Director

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Words of Wisdom

Some words of wisdom from Black faculty and staff around IU.

You did it! You beat the odds, and you should be proud of that! I was in your shoes just a few years ago, and I know how surreal it can be to finally be able to call yourself a college graduate. There are plenty of new challenges that await you, but don’t let that keep you from celebrating and being thankful for where you are today. Leave the worries of tomorrow for tomorrow and live each day with purpose and a sense of urgency. There’s much to be done in our world, and whether you like it or not, your actions carry the potential to change our story. I believe that you can use this potential for good. I believe in you.
Jordan Morning