Alcorn senior Fred Galloway selected as Thurgood Marshall College Fund/Walmart Foundation Mentor

Alcorn State University senior Fred Galloway has been chosen to help encourage the progress of freshmen at the University.

Galloway, a Houston, Texas native and mass communication major, was selected as a mentor with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund/Walmart Foundation for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Galloway will assist first generation freshmen with transitioning to the academic and social environment on a college campus.

The purpose of the mentoring program is to provide freshmen college students with role models who give academic and social support, as well as overall college life guidance that will assist in making a successful transition from high school to college.

Galloway looks forward to playing a role in the matriculation of young college students.

“I am honored to have been selected to be a TMCF/Walmart mentor,” said Galloway. “I’m big on helping out those who need and want my assistance. I get a joyous feeling knowing that I am able to help others to succeed.”

Galloway plans to show freshmen that they can have a good time in college while working toward earning their degree.

“I want to encourage freshmen to create a balance between having fun and working hard while attending college. Too much fun can cause them to fall behind, but not enough of it can cause stress. It’s important to enjoy yourself, but always remember the reason why you’re in college.”

Galloway said that he will also give freshmen advice about getting involved in campus organizations, meeting new people and becoming well known for all the right reasons on campus.

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