Hold Fast to Dreams: Parting Words from Dr. Charlie Nelms
While growing up in the Arkansas Delta, my parents, preachers, and teachers agreed on one thing above all else: education is the engine of opportunity for individual success and the transformation of the Black community. So fierce was their belief that it became a rallying cry and a major source of motivation for those of us willing to listen, believe, and commit ourselves to the pursuit of educational excellence.
Originally published: March 26, 2023
Author: Charlie Nelms
Position: Chancellor Emeritus
Institution: North Carolina Central University
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education