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Eloise Hassell shares strategies for success at New Student Convocation

083116Spotlight_HassellThe class of 2020 received a warm welcome to campus at The Chancellor’s New Student Convocation, where they learned campus traditions and received timely advice as they begin their journey at UNCG.

Intermingling sage counsel with a sense of humor, Eloise Hassell, professor in The Bryan School of Business and Economics, shared strategies for success with the students.

“The key to being successful here at UNCG is one word – choices.”

She supported her statement with a quote from Albus Dumbledore, a character from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Hassell encouraged the students to pay attention to their surroundings, make friends, try out their major, pick their priorities, go to class, have fun, get involved on campus and to look at the good in everyone.

Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. also urged the students to have fun and make wise choices.

By Jeanie McDowell

Full story at UNCG Now.