"I am the middle child of five siblings. Three of these siblings are Coker graduates, and I am one of those. One of the happiest days of my life was walking across that stage in May 2000 to receive my diploma. I am so proud to be part of the Coker community. My love for the college, the faculty and the staff will always be special. My passion and my desire is to encourage students and to tell them to stay focused and strive for that degree, because it will be worth it."