Akeirah Woodard '19
To help students like Akeirah, make your gift here.
As an incoming freshman, Akeirah Woodard has taken the initiative to become a member of the Phonathon team in order to strengthen her communication skills. Akeirah aspires to own a successful business in her future and plans to effectively use her four years at MCLA to pursue this goal. She describes herself as "outspoken, ambitious and partially adventurous" which, combined with a liberal arts education, bodes well for her future.
Akeirah embraces the aspect of a liberal arts education that gives students the option to think for themselves and relishes the opportunities, such as the option to participate as a member of the Phonathon team, that MCLA provides for students.
In her opinion, MCLA stands out because of its exceptional faculty and students, praising staff dedication to students and peers who "encourage you to think just as deep as the teacher does". She values the College's ability to help encourage growth by compelling students to challenge themselves and hopes to expand her horizons.
Phonathon was a natural choice for a business program major as it "provides a glimpse into the real world" and she compares the Phonathon program to a possible business environment in her future, which is why she appreciates the experience of talking with alumni.
She believes that "the Phonathon program stands to represent the voice of the student body and helps them connect to those who came before them", and feels pleased to be involved with a program that will benefit so many students through the goal of increasing student scholarship aid resources at the College.