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Success is not far from student's grasp

By Donovan Martinez
On January 31, 2013

Success is a word that varies in meaning from person to person.
In general, most people want to be successful. However, the rates and means by which people actually strive to see their visions of success come to life are different.
James Tolbert, a freshman mass communications major said, "I am here to get my degree and that is my first step towards success."
Tolbert is a California native, but chose Prairie View A&M University in order to receive a quality education.
His vision of success is having the perfect job, a faithful marriage, two children, and living comfortably in the big city.
"By getting my degree at Prairie View, I am setting myself up for the life I want," said Tolbert.
Dean described how some careers people would think would not need a degree, such as firefighters, require one. In fact, at least an associate's degree is needed in order to clean the sweat off the floor at a professional basketball game.
Over the years, a degree has become somewhat of a necessity for success.
Andre Hagerman, a freshman computer science major said, "Getting the grades and staying focused on my future is my first step to success."
Hagerman is taking great strides to ensure he is successful. He has been selected to become a member of the honors program set to be held on Jan. 29. Hagerman is a prime example of practicing what you preach and managing time wisely.
Although the question of what success is has no definite answer, students are answering this question through their daily strides for good grades and becoming involved with school activities.
"Success brings happiness because happiness and success go hand in hand," said Hagerman.

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