After my first year of college, I had a 0.22 GPA, a 1.76 GPA my second year, and approximately a 2.5 GPA my third year. I graduated from PGCC in Summer 2018 with a 3.6 GPA.

The importance of education has been a foundation for me in many areas of my life. I grew up in an environment that worshipped silence and lacked educational emphasis [the mindset there hasn’t changed]. But, my mother planted a seed of inquisition. 🌱 PGCC contradicted the venomous idea that education is inessential and “not worth it.” PGCC laid a foundation for me that I never experienced before, and I needed to get to the next level in my life.

Moving to the DMV area has been nothing short of an overwhelming experience for me, especially as a young black man in the United States. Thank you to all y’all for watering the seed. You know who you are.

sidenote: Although I was taught the opposite, I do now realize that GPA is not everything. What really matters is application, being morally just, and doing your absolute best with what you have today. Keep smiling and never give up on the natural gifts God has blessed you with.

🦉| #pgccgrad

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