My name is Jennifer Wyllie, and I am the current African-American Senator and proud member of Black Scholars United. It is also my pleasure, to be President of the 1st Generation Club and Sigma Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
These leadership positions have taught me the importance of being a great listener, a supporter, and a collaborator. The ability to take information, extract the core themes, and then work to help identify solutions that will benefit my constituency, has been at the center of my work. One of my goals this upcoming year is to continue to strengthen the voices of the African American student here at Weber State University (WSU). I plan to do this by working collaboratively with others to provide culture and social programs that focus on the African American student experience in and around the WSU community. My ultimate goal is to change lives and perceptions by empowering African American students to leave a positive legacy at Weber that will help pave the way for those students that follow us. I will work to give other students the opportunity to extend their reach to become leaders as well. By doing so, they will recognize and affirm the great benefits that come from working together.
As a student myself, I understand the complexities of balancing school, work, family, and personal goals. However, I charge each and every one of my constituents going forward, to realize their power and the power of one. By going the extra mile and working as one, we can “make our voice count.”
In the words of Marcus Garvey, “The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself, but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity”.