Vol. 43, No. 2 August 22, 2013
A Weekly Update of Activities at Rust College
Where Tomorrow’s Leaders are Students Today
Main Street Chamber, Rotary Club of Holly Springs Welcomes Freshmen
Members of the Holly Springs Main Street Chamber, Holly Springs Tourism and Recreation Bureau, and Holly SpringsRotary Club visited the campus on Tuesday, August 13 to welcome new students to Rust College and the HollySprings/Marshall County community. They greeted freshmen in the cafeteria as they arrived for lunch and handed out bottles of water and literary information about the city. Special thanks to Mrs. Shanette Folsom, Executive Director Holly Springs Main Street Chamber, Constance Mason, Main Street committee member, Shamecca Austin Fitts,Office/Group Sales Manager of the Tourism and Recreation Bureau, and Rev. Gary W. Adams, President of the HollySprings Rotary Club.
L-R: Rev. Gary W. Adams, freshmen KelvishaCowan of Memphis, TN, and Mrs. Shanette Folsom. Bottled water and information about the Cityof Holly Springs were made available to freshmen. L-R: Ms. Connie Mason, Mrs. Shanette Folsom, Mrs. Shamecca Austin Fitts, and Rev. Gary W. Adams
From One Rustite to Another: Alumnus Extends Advice to Freshmen Class
Congratulations new students on almost completing New Student Orientation. I hope that you’ve found thematerials to be useful in your new endeavors. As a recent graduate of Rust College, I found that everything thatwas given to me was very useful. During your first weeks, listen very carefully to EVERYTHING. There may be a couple of classmates and upperclassmen that say, "this is pointless". Do me a favor: keep calm and ignorethem. Do not allow their opinions to affect the reason you came to college. You might be questioning why youactually chose this institution…let me be the first to say, you didn’t pick RUST, RUST chose you. This is notmeant to be a controversial statement. Once you realize why you are at Rust, you will understand. Unfortunatelyfor me, it took two to three years into my undergraduate years before I realized the importance of college andthat I wasn’t serious enough.So, the first of my many tips to help you to love and make it through your undergraduate college years is know why you are inschool (Purpose), know why RUST chose you (Destiny), and know and remember what drives you (Life). By knowing these three,nothing should get in the way of your success, NOTHING! Knowing your Purpose in Life, should lead you right to your Destiny.Secondly, whatever your weakest subject is, take the extra time into learning it. More than likely, you will have to use that verysubject in every class some way or another. Last one on the list: Reputation. For most of you, it is understood that you are freshlyout of high school, and you want to be free. But free comes with a cost in college. The mistakes you make will follow you your whole tenure at Rust. Do not earn a damaging name for yourself within the first couple weeks of school. Be careful of what you doon campus as well as off campus. If I only knew then, what I know now…
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Antonio D. Leigh,Class of 2013