Kentucky State University freshman class confirmed at delayed assembly
The freshman class at Kentucky State University was delayed but not denied in their confirmation.
Originally scheduled for the beginning of the semester, the event was rescheduled due to COVID-19.
President Brown reminded the class that their actions to remain diligent and compliant on campus have helped keep others safe and allowed for the rescheduling of the new student confirmation assembly.
“I’m glad that we were able to come together,” President Brown said. “We are confident and sure that this moment, when you mark your time as an official Thorobred, is a day you will never forget.”
Alumna Tish Norman provided the charge to new Thorobreds, who spoke on producing in a pandemic.
“In the midst of it all, you know that you have a goal, a vision,” Norman said. “You chose Kentucky State because you knew you needed to align yourself with a place with the resources to help you produce in a pandemic.”
Norman told the students their mission is not to follow in the footsteps of Kentucky State alumni or to stand in the footsteps of Thorobreds past, but to exceed their achievements.
“You have decided to better yourself,” Norman said. “So today, take your place as mighty Thorobreds. Thorobreds are the horses that win the Kentucky Derby. Thorobreds are champions. Thorobreds are winners. If you want to stay winning, you have to set your sights higher than where they are right now and unlearn what you have already learned if it is not serving you.”
Courtney Campbell, along with the KSU Unity Dance Troupe of the Mighty Marching Thorobreds, provided a performance with a message encouraging students to vote.
Zanita Tutwiler brought the assembly to a close with a beautiful rendition of the Alma Mater.