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SGA President's Message

Hello everyone, I am Tyrone McNair Jr, a junior Sports Management major concentrating in marketing. I am a Spring 2023 Initiate into the Beta Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina and I serve as the  2023-2024 Student Government Association President here at Winston-Salem State University.

I am beyond blessed to have this remarkable opportunity to change the lives of others through my leadership, as well as being in a position where I have the ability to tell my story as a first generation college student. As I greet you all, I want to start off by saying thank you, for trusting me to lead this university, also giving me the courage to advocate for my peers. Taking on this role was a major step outside of my comfort zone, and I know the work will be worth it. So before I continue, allow me to show my appreciation to my support system, my university, and my Lord and Savior for giving me the strength to take on this term. Thank you to my family for getting me to this point in my life, never letting me give up on my dreams, and without a doubt being my helping hand. Thank you to my advisors for guiding me to success within any role and obstacle I may come across. Thank you to my friends and brothers for picking me up when I am down, and never letting me lose sight of the ultimate goal. Most Importantly thank you God for giving me the strength to fight life's battles head-on, and continuing with your blessings, both seen and unseen.

Marianne Williamson once said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”. Living by this statement, I strive every day to ensure that the people that are around me, as well as the people whom I inspire, are growing, meeting their full potential, and thinking highly of themselves. There is no better time than the present to change the world, but it starts with you knowing your worth. We can be the next leaders in society, the institution that will always be remembered for its greatness, the community that uplifts the next soul to reach their full potential. So allow me to guide you all through this journey of reaching your full potential, as a ram we make it our standard to enter to learn and depart to serve.

What does it mean to Inspire you may ask? Our goal as an administration is to instill the belief of our peers to understand their capabilities to lead within themselves. I didn’t know what this administration would look like once I was elected, but one thing I knew was the ability of our leadership to inspire others. As an administration we all come from many different backgrounds and share many different stories, much like the students at our institution, we strive to let students see they have a voice to advocate for their success, they have a group of individuals who arrived here with the same passion to inspire the communities that we come from, and learning what it truly means to embrace in the pride of the Ramily culture. I believe that inspiration isn’t taught, inspirational people are molded. Rams you never know the inspiration you will have on someone's life each day, rather you know the individual not, so remember to be the positive inspiration.

Thank you Winston-Salem State and Winston-Salem community, for the opportunity of a lifetime to be your Student Government Association President.

Tyrone McNair, Student Body President 2023- 2024