Sallen Woewiyu (Starfinder ‘12) recently joined a group of alumni to talk to our current Senior Leaders about applying to and attending college. Sallen, a communications student at Eastern University, wrote to us after the visit to say what Starfinder meant to him:
Starfinder taught me a few specific lessons that I apply to my everyday life now. One of those things is unconditional love for people no matter their racial background, sexuality, or gender. I know this wasn’t something that was always stated verbally but I could see how it was portrayed non-verbally from the staff that I was surrounded by and how they treated each other.
The second thing that Starfinder taught me was how to work hard for what I want in life. Through this, I learned to become an independent person and help others when they needed it. Those are things that helped me get this far in college.
I learned over the years that the path to success is never a straight line. There are ups and downs along the way and major setbacks but you have to get up and keep fighting for what you want.
Keep up the good work, Sallen!