Shelton Richardson joined Chesnutt Library’s IT Department in April as a Technical Support Technician. He is from Enfield, North Carolina, and graduated from Southeast Halifax High School. Shelton studied Computer Science at Fayetteville State University and is currently pursuing a second degree in Management Information Systems.
Prior to graduating from Fayetteville State, Shelton worked as a student employee in the School of Business and Economics 214 for ITTS as a Support Technician. He started working in Student Affairs as a student employee making sure the student center was clean, safe, and setup for various functions.
Shelton successfully gained full-time employment after graduation and accepted an administrative position with Student Affairs, which he had been working in since 2008 prior to joining Chesnutt Library. Students may recognize Shelton after having seen him around campus during various functions like homecoming week, rodeo week, and orientation. Shelton enjoy movies, video games, and technology; he is #TeamAndroid. Shelton is also a member of AITP.
I read this article from “Carolina Connection” – news from the office of Senator Kay Hagan. It looks interesting to me, as they talk about our University. So I would like to share this article to our community through our Library Blog and other social Media tools. Our MILE program is mentioned by our Senator.
North Carolina is home to 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities that provide students with a quality education. I’ve visited many of these campuses myself, and seen firsthand the exceptional work they’re doing to prepare students for the world ahead. (…) And Fayetteville State University could further develop initiatives that are helping to increase retention and completion rates among African American males, who have the lowest college completion rates in the country. At a recent Education Committee hearing I chaired in Washington, Assistant Vice Chancellor Dr. Jason DeSousa told my colleagues and me about the Male Initiative on Leadership and Excellence, or MILE program.
The MILE program takes students out of the classroom and exposes them to places they might not experience otherwise such as Wall Street, the White House and the U.S. Congress. On one of these trips to Wall Street in New York City, a young man named William turned to Dr. DeSousa and told him that he was going to graduate from Fayetteville State University and become a Wall Street banker.
Dr. DeSousa said that after that trip to New York, William’s GPA rose from a 2.3 to a 3.7 – all because he was able to set his sights on a goal that he had never known was available to him.