By Berenice Liborio, email@example.com
The program honored members of the ISU community who are committed to the dream of creating a community that embraces justice and equality for all people. Keynote speaker, James “Jay” Bailey inspired and challenged the audience.
Bailey graduated from the University of Georgia in 1999. His mother passed away when he was 19 years old and he quickly had to learn how to be an adult.
Bailey bought his first home the same year his mother died and had to worry about tuition, a mortgage and car notes while still attempting to be a normal college student. He was involved in his student government, leadership UGA and he was the president of his fraternity. He knew at a young age that relationships mattered and being involved was the key to make friends on campus.
“I knew that, I knew I needed to meet the kind of people who would help me out in the future," Bailey said. "I knew that I took good advice from a mentor that said, 'Jay, make friends before you need them.'"
Posted by Natasha Eldridge, Office of the Chairman