|But being student body president here was something that unquestionably influenced the rest of my life:
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|learning about campaigning; learning the importance of teamwork; learning the importance of being aware, the importance of listening more than talking; the relationships, the people that I was exposed to.
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|There were people that I would have never met had I not been student senate or student body president, folks like Bill Friday.
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|I always thought he was a great NC State alum and of course a great North Carolinian. I loved his leadership style and I continued to call him on a regular basis until we lost him.
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|Gov. Hunt, I see him frequently. Burley Mitchell, who turned out to be our chief justice, he was so important to me in trying to determine how to be a good judge, Jack Cozort, who was on the Court of Appeals.
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|It's just impacted my life in so many respects.
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|As I look back it was just sort of a natural progression for me, like, okay; I believe I'll run for student senate president.
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|I had no idea that that decision would have such a tremendous impact later in my life.
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