Dionne Porter: My Cecil Story

"I really like the many different opportunities I have had to get involved with everything Cecil has to offer. From meeting the governor, to being part of the Multicultural Student Union, to speaking at numerous board of trustees meetings, to assisting with the foundation, the list goes on. It has been an amazing experience.

Cecil has prepared me for my future in so many different ways. It has really helped me make decisions about what I want do with my life, including my career plans. After I graduate, I plan to earn a bachelor’s degree and obtain an internship with the White House, where I will put to test the skills I have learned here.

Because of everything Cecil has encouraged and helped me to do, I have changed for the better. I have matured a lot, become more aware of my own unique skills, and been able to show others that I’m here and I’m ready to work."