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Collegiate Sorors Unveil the Purpose of Their Power During the 8th Annual Collegiate Forum BY BERNADINE WILLIAMS STALLINGS TDelta Days in the Nation’s Capi- minded participants of the role God mies,” said Tesfamariam. “Know that“The greatest measure you aredoing something right is your ene-change and global awareness. Alsoa licensed minister, Tesfamariam re-he 8th Annual Collegiate Forumheld Feb. 4 during this year’s tal addressed issues pertaining to the plays in every aspect of their lives. you are worthy because God says spiritual, mental and physical health “The longer you wait to be who you are worthy.” of the Sorority’s collegiate members God wants you to be, the longer peo- Immediately following the Open- as well as their involvement in politi- ple will suffer for your waiting,” said ing Session, participants were able cal matters of the day. Tesfamariam. to attend workshops fi lled with use- Led by National ful information address- Second Vice President ing physical and mental Chelsea C. Hayes, and health; higher educa- aligned with the theme, tion; politics and social “Unveiling the Purpose action; and fi nancial sta- of Our Power,” the bility. Opening Session for the Dr. Pamela Ross, one-day forum aimed to associate professor of inspire collegiate sorors Emergency Medicine to empower themselves and Pediatrics at the to be great students, University of Virginia, business women, lead- presented during “The ers and advocates for Power of Wellness” social change. workshop. She chal- Rahiel Tesfamari- lenged participants to am, founder and edi- value themselves by tak- torial director of the ing their physical and online lifestyle maga- mental health seriously. zine Urban Cusp, gave She suggested ways par- the keynote address. ticipants can eat healthy Tesfamariam provided on a college campus and collegiate sorors with use meditation to go to words of encourage- a place of peace during ment to take with them hectic days. as they pursue their ac- “We must have an ademic and career as- attitude adjustment to- pirations. Soror Hayes wards healthy living,” and the National Colle- said Dr. Ross. “Your body giate Leadership Team has the innate capacity chose Tesfamariam to to heal. Garner the art of be the keynote speaker as a shining Tesfamariam referenced her own patience and listen your bodies.” example of how individual greatness life experiences to answer questions In “The Power of Our Mind” is fulfi during the Q&A portion of the pro- workshop, Dr. Mckenzie Jordan, com- lled once we tap into “the pur- pose of our power.” gram. Sorors took advantage of the munications consultant, discussed Tesfamariam resigned from her opportunity to ask the young entre- the state of educational development job in 2011 and “stepped out on faith” preneur how to focus on the purpose in 2012. to start Urban Cusp magazine, which for their lives with the weight of the Angelique Roche, legislative aide highlights urban culture, faith, social world on their shoulders. for the U.S. Senate, warned partici- 23 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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