Alonzo Cee: How do we develop college students while balancing racial injustice, COVID-19 & more?
Our next guest is Alonzo Cee, a higher education professional from Harlem, NY. He’s a two-time graduate of Elon University in North Carolina – First getting his Bachelor’s of Science in Statistics in 2018 and then getting his Master’s of Arts in Higher Education in 2020. Alonzo believes this: that we have a deep and profound impact on each and every person that lives on this earth. Regardless of intention. Regardless of whether we know them or not. Our capacity to impact others transcends past our physical selves and our direct proximity to other people. It is this interdependence that shapes the way he sees leadership. Leadership is not about power over others, and it is not about management. It is about our impact and our ability to influence. This gives everyone the ability to lead. Because we all have impact.
In episode number 223 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out how his childhood of growing up in a biracial family impacts his life today, how his dreams of becoming a professional baseball player ended, why Elon University was the right place for him, what made Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. the right brotherhood, the value of the counseling center at college, what he learned while working at Auburn University, what’s involved in being the Program Coordinator for Inclusive Excellence at Elon, how black higher ed professionals can shape young minds and balance racial injustice, COVID-19, and other challenges, how Culturally-based fraternal organizations can be more open minded when it comes to intake, how we can better educate about NPHC or MGC organizations, and how we can live a life of integrity and expect others to join us with everything that’s going on in the world today.