Rakeem Golden Appreciates How His Voice Can Be Heard at UMKC
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Where is UMKC taking you?
I want to be a voice for other individuals. I want to help organizations and people work to take the step from education to implementation, especially in the areas of being multicultural and diverse. (He is a leader of UMKC’s Multicultural Student Organization Council).
Why did you chose UMKC?
I got a scholarship and was comfortable here. It’s a nice environment on campus. Upperclassmen help out younger classmen.
What do you admire most about UMKC?
The leadership. I know that I am well represented and that my voice will have an impact here.
Are you a first-generation college student?
Yes, it means I am a pilot for change.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received from a professor?
You can’t let anything or anybody stand in the way of success, not even yourself.
What are your lifelong goals?
I want to own my own nonprofit school and center for at-risk teens. I want to continue to be a resource to other people.
What excites you?