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Hi I'm Alicia

I am the vice-president of a community college and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fourth-generation Latter-day Saint. You hear that a lot in areas of the United States with a long, rich church history, but you won't meet too many like me in the "Deep South" United States. My great-grandmother and grandmother used to attend church under an old pecan tree in Seminary, Mississippi. Although I am single, I had the opportunity to raise my two nieces. They were involved with everything imaginable, so I stayed busy chasing around after them. Now they are grown, my work as vice-president of a small community college keeps me busy. From meetings with political leaders to ballgames on Saturday, there's always something happening on a college campus.

Why I am a Mormon

I can't imagine being anything else. The principles of truth found in the gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just make sense to me. I teach algebra and statistics sometimes. I was blessed to have a logical mind that pretty easily understands mathematical principles. I have students who have been blessed with minds that excel in other areas, and sometimes I just want to open their minds and pour in the math concepts. Unfortunately that is not an option. I tell the students that if they have a strong enough desire to learn and study hard to support that desire, then eventually they can be successful. The same holds true with understanding the truths of the gospel. If someone really wants to know and is willing to work towards that end, the assurance will come. That assurance comes by study of the scriptures and by recognizing the promptings of the Holy Ghost. As with math, I wish I could just open your mind and pour it in! Still not an option.

How I live my faith

Being a member of a small branch in Mississippi, I have lots of opportunities to serve. I have worked in Primary, Young Women, Sunday School, Seminary and Institute, and Relief Society. I never miss church on Sunday, but I find that I am happiest when I am consistently doing those "not-only-on-Sunday" activities. Daily prayer and scripture study help everything in my life and I mean everything! work better. The Word of Wisdom, tithing, and principles of self reliance have helped me so much in my life that I cannot imagine who or what I would be without them. Even though we do not fit the traditional mold, my family is my priority.