NC State Students: 'Amazing Spirits'

Toni Thorpe reflects on the spirit of the NC State students she mentors.

Interview on 2012-05-25

Transcript

00:00:00.000 They're doing amazing things and when you really get to know their stories and know who they are
00:00:06.255 you want to connect with them because they're going to do amazing things, and if I can empower them to know that
00:00:16.856 and to always be their own best advocate and to never give up on themselves no matter what, then we've made the world a better place.
00:00:27.584 So that to me is-. You know sometimes I say, and I say to them,
00:00:36.724 I don't even know how God chose me to get these gifts of these students.
00:00:45.384 They are amazing and they're more than a GPA, even though they have stellar GPAs, but they are amazing spirits and they love deeply.
00:00:59.961 They love their families, they love their communities, they love NC State,
00:01:04.666 and I just want to make sure that they know that this is theirs and that we love them too.