Title

The Unexpected Pathway

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

15-5-2019

End Date

15-5-2019

Abstract

This presentation will allow the audience to experience original poetry pieces that have been performed live as well as being featured in various literary journals. During my time as a Central student, my poetry has led me to become a resilient first-generation college student. With poetry, I have not only motived myself to continue to achieve my goals, but have motivated other peers, classmates, faculty and staff to keep achieving their own. Poetry has led me to various opportunities in multiple departments such as the English Department, Academic Achievement Program, Diversity Equity Center (DEC) and the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE). As a result of these collaborations I have had the opportunity to partake in events such as: College of Arts and Humanities: Thursday Thinks, CLCE Unheard Voices: Cinco De Mayo and the DEC annual Feminine Poetry and Voice program. Overall, these events have allowed poetry to become a service not only to myself, but to each person who continues to partake in the listening and application of these poems. Networking with various poets, scholars and professionals has influenced and transformed my future as an upcoming English teacher. By attending this presentation, you will learn more about my journey from a reserved first-generation college student to an aspirating educator and author. I will also be sharing three poems that made a critical impact during my time at Central Washington University. They include: A Champion’s Directions, What is a Friend? and Grow.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Elizabeth Vidaurri

Department/Program

English

The Unexpected Pathway.pptx (4581 kB)
Slides for SOURCE 2019 presentation Nambo

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The Unexpected Pathway.pptx (4581 kB)
Slides for SOURCE 2019 presentation Nambo

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May 15th, 12:00 AM May 15th, 12:00 AM

The Unexpected Pathway

Ellensburg

This presentation will allow the audience to experience original poetry pieces that have been performed live as well as being featured in various literary journals. During my time as a Central student, my poetry has led me to become a resilient first-generation college student. With poetry, I have not only motived myself to continue to achieve my goals, but have motivated other peers, classmates, faculty and staff to keep achieving their own. Poetry has led me to various opportunities in multiple departments such as the English Department, Academic Achievement Program, Diversity Equity Center (DEC) and the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE). As a result of these collaborations I have had the opportunity to partake in events such as: College of Arts and Humanities: Thursday Thinks, CLCE Unheard Voices: Cinco De Mayo and the DEC annual Feminine Poetry and Voice program. Overall, these events have allowed poetry to become a service not only to myself, but to each person who continues to partake in the listening and application of these poems. Networking with various poets, scholars and professionals has influenced and transformed my future as an upcoming English teacher. By attending this presentation, you will learn more about my journey from a reserved first-generation college student to an aspirating educator and author. I will also be sharing three poems that made a critical impact during my time at Central Washington University. They include: A Champion’s Directions, What is a Friend? and Grow.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/62