Some of my fondest memories date back to when I was a college student at Belmont University. I loaded my little white Duster and drove nearly 2.5 hours north to Nashville with my CD player blasting an upbeat tune. I was a first generation college student so I had a lot of adjusting to do. Belmont was the place where I learned I had public speaking abilities. There, I met life long friends. My faith grew, and I gained connections with mentors who pushed me to become the person I am today. I traveled the world for the first time and even won my first national award. Belmont holds countless fond memories for me. Recently, they featured me in the alumni news. Check it out.
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I'm an Alabama native living in Chicagoland where I am an English professor at Elgin Community College. I graduated from Belmont University's Honor Program with a journalism degree. I worked as a newspaper reporter at The Tennessean and The Daily News Journal before heading to graduate school. I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Hamline University. My poem "Pasadena Summer" was published in this summer's edition of Bitterzoet Magazine. I'm the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Elgin. My book How to Create a World was released in 2019. I'm also studying Counseling in Liberty University's doctoral program. When I am not studying, writing or teaching, you can find me cooking, sewing or biking. View all posts by Chasity