"Why BFSA?" Member Spotlight
Corianna C. Newsom is our April 2020 "Why BFSA" Member Spotlight. Corianna is an Academic Advisor and Instructor in the Capstone Center for Student Success.
"I joined the Capstone in June 2017 immediately after receiving my Masters in Higher Education from the University of Mississippi as the first academic advisor of the Exploring 4 Success Program guiding undeclared students towards a major and career. Being from a small town in Mississippi and never living anywhere outside of the state, I was excited about experiencing new opportunities and starting a new career, yet also afraid of being surrounded by the unknown and unfamiliar. So, I readily submerged myself into my professional work, but I quickly started to feel more disconnected than ever before to students, faculty and staff of color. I had always heard good things about BFSA but over the Christmas break, I declared that the beginning of 2020, I will start the Spring semester as a member of the Black Faculty & Staff Association. I joined BFSA to be a part of a community that truly cares about the black campus community and the issues it faces every day as being the minority on this campus. Being a member of BFSA can further my personal and professional growth as a young African American professional. Lastly, BFSA will allow me to grow my connections around campus, meet other African American professionals on this campus and I am excited to be a new member of this phenomenal organization."
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BFSA welcomes nominations to share the stories of our members in the "Why BFSA" Spotlight. Nominations can be forwarded to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.