Sharing the Dream
the the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is kept alive, Larry
Thomas 96 developed I Have A Dream Weeka
week-long celebration of the life and vision of King.
Thomas, a graduate student at Syracuse University, received the
Students First Award was presented by Syracuse Universitys
Chancellor, an honor usually reserved for administrators. He was
one of seven receipients this year.
Larry credits much of his success to the mentoring he received as
an undergraduate. If it wasnt for the mentors I had
at Rowan, I wouldnt be at Syracuse helping other students
to develop their own leadership skills, he said.
In addition to pursuing a masters degree in higher education
administration, Larry is an assistant residence director. He is
also a founder of the African American Male Congress, an organization
that helps students develop their leadership qualities and skills
and understand their leadership roles on- and off-campus. The group
offers students a chance to network and discuss issues that affect
them as African American males.
Larry believes there are many students in school who have a desire
to succeed outside the classroom and that mentor programs can provide
the key support. I want to encourage these students,
said Larry. Like I was encouraged at Rowan.