To help keep her vision alive, Miss Covergirl, Alianndra Williams held her event “Road to 2019” on Nov. 6 in the Favrot Student Union with guest speaker Christy “C.A.C.H” Hamlin, author of “A Fierce Female’s Guide to College Life and Beyond”.
The purpose of the of the event was to have students create vision boards including create goals for the upcoming year.
When running for Miss Covergirl for the 2018-2019 academic year, Williams platform for her reign was “Vision 2020.” Her vision was to uphold the phrase “GramFam” and to keep her class and Grambling at large focused on their dreams and goals.
“I thought this event would be a great way to implement my platform and a fun way of doing so,” Williams said. “Making vision boards is a perfect way to help remind someone of their goals to be on track towards achieving them.”
Hamlin is a graduate of Grambling State University and has been mentoring girls around the area. She is also the creator of the Fierce Female Foundation which engages in empowering women in the Grambling and Ruston communities.
“I always plan years in advance.,” Hamlin said. “In my future I see more books and more opportunities to speak on campus and connect with the students. My passion is not just writing, but to also work with young women, and the women that go to Grambling State University.”
While participants worked on their vision boards, Hamlin spoke on “burning passions” and the purpose of a vision board. Hamlin brought her own vision board as an example, in which displayed herself, multiple women that she considered influential, and other pieces from magazines.
Williams provided posters and magazines that the group could choose from to use for their boards.
“I really liked the event. I believe it is beneficial to have goals and I think that putting them out on a board helps you maintain those goals,” Adajah Hudson, a junior from Indianapolis, Indiana, Texas majoring in Visual and Performing Arts, said.
“My vision board was mainly targeted from five years from now and not just 2019. I want to be a teacher so have a lot of kids and books, and I do see myself on the television one day as well.”
Refreshments were served and a few gifts that were given away included “Fierce” T-shirts from Hamlin’s brand and her book.