"I gave a lot of my friends hope that they too could obtain the position as Chancellor for a Day with hard work and persistence."
Dominiqua Fritts is from Asheville, North Carolina and is a junior majoring in Criminal Justice. She aspires to become a crime scene investigator for the FBI.
I was honored to be selected as "Chancellor for a Day" for the month of November 2010. My day began at 8:45 a.m. in the Chancellor’s Office. The Cabinet Meeting was held in the School of Business and Economics Building which lasted from 10:00 to 1:00. In the first part of the meeting, we participated in an online demonstration of distance education.
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After the online presentation, it was interesting to hear and to see some of the things that are taking place here at FSU financially, and to be able to offer my opinion as to what I thought on certain issues.
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|Dr. Anderson and I had the opportunity to attend the veteran’s ceremony that was being held in honor of all past and present war vets. This gave me a chance to hear the story of the soldiers and to get a little insight on what a normal day would be for them.|
I was able to sit in on a GEAR-UP conference meeting where I learned that there so many people in Cumberland County that really have a passion and dedicate so much time into helping youth succeed in life and in getting the best education possible.
The greatest experience of my day was walking into the cafeteria with Dr. Anderson for lunch. I felt as Elijah Davis stated in his article, "kind of like a celebrity". People were so proud to see what I had accomplished.
I gave a lot of my friends hope that they too could obtain the position as Chancellor for a Day with hard work and persistence.
The last event that was planned on the agenda was to attend the Candlelight Vigil that was being held in remembrance of a fellow bronco Alexander Dontae Green.
Dr. Anderson deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the event because he got up there and spoke to Dontae’s family from the bottom of his heart, and reassured them that the FSU family supported them 100%. That event defined how much work actually went into being a Chancellor of a university.
Overall, I enjoyed my experience as "Chancellor for a Day" and believe that this would be a great opportunity for every student to experience. This experience would give everyone a better insight on what it is that Dr. Anderson does every day and a sense of how much work he and his staff actually have to do to keep the university afloat.
An important factor that that helped my day to run smoothly would be the staff that surrounds Dr. Anderson. Everyone did such a wonderful job at making me feel welcomed and treated me as if I were Dr. Anderson himself.
To everyone who had a helping hand in making this experience possible, I want to say thank you, and you are appreciated much more than you will every know!
Dominiqua is a member of The Marketing Club, NABCJ (National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice), the Student United Way, and Miss NABJA for the 2010-2011 school year. Fayetteville’s Find a Friend Program, and The Salvation Army’s Feed the Homeless are two places in the community in which she volunteers much of her time. Dominiqua also works as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant to help pay for her college expenses. She takes pride in her time management skills and believes in going above and beyond to get the job done.