Ishmael, Started at Age 17
Mathematics, W.E.B. Du Bois Scholar
The work is demanding and professors push each student to their intellectual limit and beyond, but they never leave our side during the challenging journey.
Ishmael in traditional Ghanaian attire
Graduation ceremony, May '14.
AmeriCorps, City Year Program
Rockers embrace different ideas, cultures, and philosophies, while also being transparent and approachable about what we ourselves are passionate about. I was eager to shed my graduation robe and reveal the traditional Ghanaian attire of the culture I so proudly represented on campus.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work in the education system in Rhode Island. Roger Williams Middle School may not be as well equipped as other schools, but I was able to convince students that the area they were born in does not determine where they will end up. I interacted with my students similarly to how professors at Simon’s Rock interacted with me: with humility and respect. In return, my students responded with a work ethic that rivaled my own. Now if only they can remember to add their negative signs!