My fellow Mavericks,
Over the past several days, there have been a plethora of emotions that have passed me by. Feelings of anger, sadness, and the constant wonder: why? As time went on, so did the way I would process my thoughts and, ultimately, it all came down to the reason why I made the choice to run in the first place.
It has been said that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. These flyers serve as a reminder of just how fragile we as a society are and how one’s inside joke has the potential to unknowingly ensue casualties.
I want each and every person, not only on this campus, but everywhere, to know that I accept full responsibility for my actions. These recent events have given me the opportunity to take a step back, ask questions, and hear the concerns being voiced.
The election is now over and we all know I didn’t make the cut. But leadership is not a position or a title; it is action and example. President-elect Meme Cronin, and Vice-President-elect Katelynn Ogunfolami are paramount to that assertion. I can say without a doubt that these two ladies are more than qualified for these positions and will, to the best of their abilities, fight for each and every one of you.
To everyone that came out to vote, thank you. To those who came in support of me, I humbly ask you to shift your support, as I have already done so.
A quote from former First Lady Michelle Obama reads, “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in peoples’ lives.”
Without a doubt, these two are on that mission to make a difference—a difference for you. It is my honor and privilege, to congratulate Meme Cronin and Katelynn Ogunfolami as your newly elected President and Vice-President of MNSU student government.