LaTasha Ford plans to stress the power of knowledge in her educational career

One of the joys of teaching for upcoming Alcorn State University graduate, LaTasha Ford is imparting wisdom and knowledge to the younger generation. She said that learning is a power that is sustainable.

"Knowledge is power, and there is nothing, nor anyone, on this earth that can take that away from you," said Ford, who will receive a bachelor's degree in elementary education Saturday during Alcorn's 2018 Fall Commencement.

Choosing a major that requires teaching was perfect for Ford. It gives her the opportunity to follow her destiny.

"I chose to become an elementary teacher because there is always a need to educate as well as be educated. To be able to give someone a gift as powerful as knowledge is an honor. With this degree, I am hopeful that I can impact the lives of the youth by educating them beyond my ability."

Recently, Ford completed her student teaching field experience at Gilmer McLaurin Elementary School in Natchez, Mississippi. For her early success, Ford credits her advisors for their advice on how to maintain a successful education career.

"My advisors have helped me tremendously in reaching my goal as an educator. My professor, Dr. Dylinda Wilson Younger, has been the most diligent in advising me and for that, I am appreciative." 

A love for uplifting others through education is what made Ford's time on campus special. Her passion for helping others motivates her to encourage them to pursue a career that allows them to display their natural talents regularly.

"The love I've developed for my Alcorn family has inspired me to inspire others. Therefore, I will use my experience to encourage others to pursue a career in something they love. I will show them that hard work and consistency is the key to reaching their most desirable goals. I will encourage them to embrace constructive criticism to better themselves in their profession."