“I hope that one day soon, students will not have to fight for addiction and recovery services but that they will be as common as finding the bookstore. No student should be forgotten.”Read more...
Delaware County Community College student Frederick “Freddie” Shegog of Drexel Hill participated recently in a panel discussion during the National Communication Association conference in Baltimore.
I entered college after some monumental life experiences changed the molding of my identity.
Each day I awaken, I am astounded by the uplifting energy and work of students in recovery. Understanding that self-help groups cannot meet in person, they quickly shifted to the online world.
Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, and Ahmaud Arbery all share a common bond: unaddressed systemic racial inequality in our society. These are all people of color whose lives were taken by the very people sworn to protect and serve.
We were pleased to invite Frederick Shegog to Clarion University of Pennsylvania to speak to our campus. Through his presentation our students were encouraged to work through unfortunate circumstances. Frederick used his own past as an example and as a result was able to connect with our students. He was inspiring! Students left Mr. Shegog’s presentation motivated and encouraged.
We look forward to Mr. Shegog returning to Clarion University.