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



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


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.


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!

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