Hello CSS Community: My name is Jevaughn Hogan and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Physiology & Neurobiology. I would like to briefly reflect upon my personal experience within the CSS program thus far.
I thank the College Success Scholars program for many of its components. Nevertheless, being a Team Leader (TL) for CSS has had the largest impact on me. Taking on the role of TL has helped me mature and become a better man. As a Team Leader, I am able to see how much time and effort is put into this program. Our goal as a collective is to conquer new obstacles each and everyday.
The CSS multi-purpose room is analogous to a gym where scholars go to develop/increase mental strength. One of my favorite moments as a College Success Scholar was when my fellow scholars Andrew and Tolu invited me to practice MCAT vocabulary flashcards, with them, one night in the CSS room (we were first-semester freshman students at the time). When we arrived and started practicing, a CSS team leader, Dan Wagner, told us how cool and proactive we were for practicing so early. Even though he had his own schoolwork to complete and exams to study for, he entertained our idea and made it worthwhile for the three of us. After that day, we made it a routine to go into the CSS room and practice MCAT flashcards every week. If Dan had not been present that day, I am unsure if we would of kept with our study routine for so long. An experience similar to mine, is what I want all incoming CSS students to enjoy. I look forward to providing future CSS students with the same venerable leadership Dan provided to me.