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WSSU Class of 2021: Where are they headed?

While the global pandemic shaped the Class of 2021’s final year on campus, these graduates are #RamStrong activists, advocates, artists, and athletes who are prepared to take on whatever challenges they may face in the future.

Je’den Clark

Major: Mass Communications, Justice Studies minor

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

Je’den Clark served on the Student Government Association (SGA) beginning in her freshman year and was SGA President 2020-2021. She was an Honors Scholar, Miss Beta Iota (2018-2019), and the WSSU representative for the College Advisory Board for the City of Winston-Salem (2019-2020)

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about attending WSSU?

WSSU is the perfect place to be for someone who wants catalytic growth. Unlike other universities, this institution welcomes adversity, for in the midst of adversity, greatness forms. WSSU is the space that encourages creativity, innovation, and collaboration while also instilling core values in every setting regardless of the curriculum. You will learn the importance of social justice and its five pillars: community sustainability, community empowerment, diversity, educational equity, and health equity and you will be able to apply it to your life no matter the career path.

How has WSSU prepared you to achieve your ultimate goal?

WSSU heightened my passion for advocacy. My ultimate goal in life is to advocate for the success and happiness of myself and those around me, providing encouragement and any resource I can to achieve better. I can say that because of WSSU, adversity is something that only holds weight if I allow it to and I have the power to speak over mountains and move the obstacles that come my way.

What’s next for you after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to continue pursuing my higher education in mass communications in hopes of providing a platform for minority-owned businesses to enter and transform mainstream media. The amount of talent, passion, and drive among minorities is abundant and I believe it’s time for the rest of the world to see it.

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