Cherrelle Collins

Cherrelle Collins.

Why did you choose Social Sciences Interdisciplinary?

For me, this major encompassed everything I am. After pursuing nursing, and realizing that clinical work was not “for me,” I started to hone in on my leadership skills and ability to direct, inspire and HELP.

It was at that moment that I realized I wanted to become instrumental in helping someone else find their “calling” during their educational journey, as someone did for me.

My next step is graduate school. After years of mental health counseling, and having some allied health background, I’ve decided that a master’s degree in higher education administration would allow me an opportunity to use my experience and all that I’ve learned to foster my strengths.

My favorite class at UB will forever be Communications 217. Professor Steffano taught me a valuable lesson that applies to everyday life: ”Your network is your net worth.” It is through building and fostering relationships with others that we increase our opportunities.

What's your favorite book?

"Cooked" by Jeff Henderson. This story illustrates a powerful message about human potential, commitment, redemption and change.

What's your favorite movie?

"Catching Fire" has taken precedent, but "Grease" will forever be my top pick.

What are some of your hobbies and interests?

I love to travel, write/blog and take group training classes. Boot Camp at Crunch Fitness is my favorite past time.

Fun fact?

Words I live by: “Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay

For me this means that hearing “no” must only ignite our passion. We must continue to persist and believe in our own potential.

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