College Students Make Resolutions for the New Year

With the start of a new year, some of the more motivated people set new goals for themselves as they look to the future. Garrett College’s Student Ambassadors fall into this category. The Ambassadors volunteer their time and service in both campus and community activities representing their fellow students and developing leadership skills.

Eskedar Tefera, when asked about her resolutions for the coming year, selected words that reflect her feelings and beliefs. "Don't wait for time. Make it. Don't wait for love. Feel it. Don't wait for money. Earn it. Don't wait for the path. Find it. Don't wait for opportunity. Create it. Don't go for less. Get the best. Don't compare. Be unique. Don't fight your misfortune. Transform it. Don't avoid failure. Use it. Don't dwell on a mistake. Learn from it. Don't back down. Face it. Don't close your eyes. Open your mind. Don't run from life. Embrace it. Do not hesitate - do not wait for a second, minute, an hour, a month, or another year to make your life better. In addition to have strength, and pray for peace, love, and faith for this world are my New Year Resolutions,” she said.

Austin King, a resident of Oakland, is in his freshman year at Garrett College. As a Student Ambassador he has engaged in the activities of campus life while pursuing his studies toward his degree in Business Administration. King’s New Year Resolution focuses on his academic achievements. “My resolution for 2013 is to earn good grades in all my classes during the next semester," he said.

Samantha Mnyando, who has served as an officer of the Garrett College Student Government Association as well as being an active Student Ambassador cited several things that she wishes to improve or accomplish in 2013. "I will definitely work hard in school to learn all that I can. I want to set aside time to read more books. Another objective of mine is to improve communication with my family. Most importantly, the big goal I want to achieve is to graduate from Garrett College in fall 2013," she said.

Bryor Weiss, new to the Garrett College campus this year has set about finding and creating new opportunities to be involved in college and community life. As a Student Ambassador, he has expanded his circle of friends and enriched his college experience. Weiss said he has one big goal for the coming year. "My New Year Resolution is to get straight A's next semester," he said.

Turquoise Biscoe considered her hopes for the coming year. “I would like to become closer to God and closer to all the members of my family. I want to be better at speaking up and speaking out on things I believe in. I will try to develop better study habits this year and I would also like to tone-up my body. I hope to continue using my skills as a leader among the students at Garrett College,” she said. Biscoe has also served as an officer of the Student Government Association and participates in student life activities.

Keenen Royalty has been actively involved in campus and community life over the last two years. He has served as president of the Student Government Association and as a Student Ambassador and is a member of the World Views International Club, among other activities. His academic focus is justice studies. Royalty noted his New Year Resolution. “I want to continue to do well in all of my classwork and stay involved in activities in the Garrett College and Garrett County community,” he said.

For more information on the Student Ambassador program persons may contact Ann Wellham at 3031-387-3045 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.