The Navigate Team is made up of current Armstrong student leaders who work together to produce orientation sessions for our incoming freshman, transfer and nontraditional students.
Meet Your 2017 Navigate Student Leaders
Our student leaders not only welcome students and bring them into the Armstrong community but also help them discover all of the resources they will need to succeed. Below, they have shared their advice on how to adjust to college life and make the most of the Armstrong experience.
"Always be open to new opportunities and new experiences. You ever know what you'll enjoy doing or what memories you may make!"
Colombo, Sri Lanka
"Join a student organization. Get involved in campus events to meet new friends, increate your network and take up new challenges. Your volunteer engagement on campus will open up new opportunities and connect you to resources that will help make you successful."
"Don't be afraid to try new things and use all of the resources Armstrong has to offer! There's a whole community behind you, and we want you to succeed!"
Law & Society
"Speak up! Don't be afraid to reach out or ask for help when you need it. Armstrong has a campus full of people who are willing and ready to help whenever someone needs it. Often, this is the first step that can lead to great relationships with professors and friends."
Early Childhood Education
"Being successful in college starts with you. Avoid the distractions and focus on achieving your goal."
"Always be willing to explore the campus and the events that it has to offer you, and if you are having difficulty in class, then try to meet with the professors during their office hours or go to the tutoring center!"
Health & Physical Education
"Know your strengths, and be comfortable asking for help, whether it is academic-related or not."
"Don't be afraid to ask for help, and make use of every resource and opportunity that is offered on campus."
"Never give up on your dreams. There will be a lot of hiccups along the way, but keep moving forward."
A Little Bit of Everywhere (Military Child)
"Make sure you take the time to get to know not only your peers but also your professors. Getting to know your professors opens so many doors for you as a student -- whether it's help in class or a recommendation for a job your interested in. Getting to know your professors on a first name basis is one of the best things you can do as a new student."
"To be successful, you have to take advantage of all the resources Armstrong has to offer and get involved. Armstrong is like your home. You are accepted and wanted here."
"To be successful in college, you have to work hard and figure out what study methods are suitable for you. Get a planner. Make friends. Get involved in the classroom as well as on campus. Make the most of the time you're in college because in the blink of an eye you'll be graduating."
Cell & Molecular Biology
"No matter how hard things may seem, it always gets better. Stay encouraged. Focus. Study hard but also have fun! Don't forget to use your resources and get involved."
"Get involved! Take advantage of the resources available, and don't take your studies lightly. This isn't high school!"
"Take advantage of all the resources Armstrong has to offer; don't ever be afraid to seek help. After all, YOU are the reason the faculty and staff are here."
"Don't slip. Stay on top of your academics because it's incredibly easy to let them slip with all the fun."
"I highly recommend aligning yourself with like-minded people who can enrich your life and contribute to your success."
"Be yourself and get involved around campus. There are always so many events taking place and resources to take advantage of. Make the most of your time here because it will go by way too fast."
Eric Wooten II
"Things will get tough--it's life, but no matter how tough it gets, never give up hope and keep pushing forward. Don't be afraid or too prideful to ask for help. There are many here willing to help; you just need to reach out first. Never give up on yourself!"
"Be yourself, and stick to what you believe in. You being you is what matters, so make sure to genuinely love yourself!"
"Time management is the ultimate key!"
"Don't be afraid to ask questions. The opportunity to succeed is within reach, and the faculty and staff are always willing to help. My best advice would be to talk to your peers and make some new friends. They will become an integral part of your motivation to succeed in school."
"Prioritize your time wisely but also get involved on campus. We have many organizations and activities here at Armstrong!"
Brazil/San Diego, California
"The most important part of being a successful college student is learning to manage your time. Get involved in all that the campus has to offer and your experience will be so much better!"
Communication Sciences & Disorders
"To be successful and gain the most from your Armstrong experience, you must be active. If you are active in the classroom and active in campus activities, your experience will be a pleasant one."
Early Childhood Education
"The key to a successful college career is to truly get to know the faculty and staff. There are tons of wonderful people at Armstrong, and they all want to see you succeed. Your job is to get to know them and make those connections because it can only help you in the long run. They only want the best for you in life, so make them proud!”
Prosperity, South Carolina
"Join organizations on campus. It's a great way to make friends, and it also gives you things to do outside of class. College doesn't have to be all about the classes; although, they should be the most important part."
Gender & Women's Studies
"Recipe for Success:
2 cups of Leadership
1 cup of Positivity
3 tablespoons of Hard Work (add another just in case)
2 teaspoons of Integrity
A pinch of Hope
The right recipe starts with the right ingredients. Creating your recipe may take time, and that's ok. No matter what it takes, never stop crafting your recipe. Remain determined. When you are finished, always remember to share it with others so they can achieve success as well!"
Psychology & Public Health
"Get Involved! Being active in campus life helps you connect with other students on a personal level and provides connections and networking possibilities to help you meet your goals!"
Early Childhood Education
"Don't get so caught up in schoolwork and your personal life that you miss out on everything else happening around you, i.e. school activities, going out with friends and self-care. Grades are very important, and as adults we may feel that we're too old to be involved with our school community, but it's a great way to network, make friends and have fun."
"Never give up. Keep on striving the best way you can, and maintain your focus in whatever your heart desires in your studies here at Armstrong. Ose/Thankyou."
"Get out of your comfort zone and explore new opportunities to network, lead and make friends. Had I never gotten out of my bubble, I never would have been able to help co-found a fraternity or be Student Government President, especially as a transfer student. Armstrong has too much to offer to hide in the dorm room or just come to class and leave!"
Liberty Center Leaders
"Be organized and set priorities. Balance your work, school, personal life and extra curricular activities and identify what is most important to you. Consider joining a student organization or club. In no time, you will be involved and feel more connected to your peers and your school!"