C.O.N.E.C.T. Biographies

2014-15 C.O.N.E.C.T. MENTORS


Mycala Baker
Louisville, KY
Sophomore, Women and Gender Studies Major, Spanish Minor
Advice: Remember to always stay positive no matter what the situation may be.
"When we long for life without difficulty, remind us that oaks grow strong under contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure"-Peter Marshall

Ieisha Dale
Major: Psychology
Home Town: Louisville,Ky
Grade: Senior
Advise: Keep an open mind, go out of your confront zone and explore!


Emerald Dunn
Lexington, Ky
Communication Major
Advice for freshman: College can be very challenging, but one thing to always keep in mind is to always be the best that YOU can be.
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great"
-Xig Xagler


Austin S. Ferrell
I am from Fulton, Kentucky.
Secondary Education w/ track in Chemistry
Advice- "Never give up." The road may get rocky, but keep going. Always remember, "if there is no struggle, there is no progress." -Fredrick Douglass


Sydni Gordon
Hometown:  Louisville, KY
Major/Minor:  Psychology with a Pan-African Studies minor
Campus involvement is the same except: Delta Sigma Theta, African Student Union, German Club, Porter Ambassador
Advice: Buy rain boots

Tia Harper
Hometown: Louisville, Ky
Class: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Advice: College is only as hard as you make it.  If you put in the time and work necessary to do your absolute best, the best results will happen for you. Hard work will always pay off in the end. So, be the greatest you can be while you are here and great things will come.


Mashayla Hays
Hometown : Louisville
Major: Pan-African Studies
Advice : you only live life once...so let the story of your greatness come from you...only YOU can decide your future !


Taaj Hill (use same picture as last year)
Hometown: Radcliff, KY
Major: Exercise Science
Campus Involvement: Collegiate 100, AAMI, Black Diamond Choir
Advice: Invest in a planner! It is real easy to get off track and a planner would give you a sense of organization.


Alyssa Jones
Louisville Kentucky
Currently Undecided, but potential Elementary Education major
Advice: JUST BREATHE. College is tough, there will be times where you want to give up and throw in the towel, but remember why you're here, and just take it one day at a time.


Endia Moore
From Norfolk, Virginia.
Psychology major
My advice to freshman is, No one is perfect. It's okay to make mistakes, as long as you learn something from them.



Coming soon....

Cameron Murphy
Edgewood, Kentucky
Sophomore Finance major/ Entrepreneurship minor
Advice: Focus on your coursework, but allow for time to relax and have fun. You only get to live the college experience once!

Ja Cory Mullins
Hometown: Richmond, Ky
Class: Junior
Major: Exercise Sci./Pre-Dental
Advice: Expand yourself and make every individual goal/dream a reality. College is the largest base for forming relationships that you will ever have. It feels a lot better to say that you accomplished what you wanted to in life while earning a degree; also shows dedication and balance to fulfill being you, instead of who the cliques may have asked you to be in high school... growth.


Coming soon...

Devyn Nance
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Classification: Junior
Major: Communications and Pan-African Studies Major
Advice: Time management is key. It’s okay to be involved, but don’t stretch yourself too thin.
Also remember, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” –Dr. Seuss

Ashley O'Neil
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Major: Exercise Science
Advice: Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart and nourish your soul.

Taylor “TK” Robinson
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Major: Pan African Studies
Advice: You have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon you, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to you to use it. You must suffer if you lose it. Give account if you abuse it. Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.


Mercedes Samuels
Hometown: Bowling Green, KY
Major:  Psychology
Campus Involvement: CONECT, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
Advice: Use all the resources that are available on campus, most of them are FREE!

George Scott, III (use same picture as last year)
Name:  George Scott
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Major: Pan African Studies
Campus Involvement: Vietnamese Student Association, African Student Union, SAB - Diversity Community

Coming soon....

Nikeya Smith
Where I am from : Louisville, KY
Major: Nursing
Classification: Junior, Class of 2016
Advice: "The more you do, the more you try, the more qualities of intelligence you will have. You will be smarter if you work harder"

Kayla Ward    
Major: Communications with a minor in management
Advice: "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle" -Christian D. Larson