“The TU Family”
“I lived on campus all four years while at TU, and I loved how there was a family feel on campus; everyone looked out for one another. If I needed anything from a ride to the store to help in class, plenty of resources were available.” In college, Dessie B. Nash went above and beyond in everything she did – leading several student organizations and serving as an orientation leader alongside her Marketing and International Business studies.
She continues to lead today as an alumna, most recently accepting the mantel of inaugural chair of the Black Alumni Leadership Council. “It is important to me to get the Black Alumni to reengage with the University so that we can become part of the support system for current students… I give to TU because I have an obligation to pay it forward. I was a recipient of financial support from TU, and the ability to attend TU created the foundation for my success. I have a duty to ensure that the foundation is strong to support the success of future TU students. I don’t want finances to prevent students from achieving their goals and dreams.”
When Dessie looks to the future she’s helping to create at The University of Tulsa, her response echoes the Tulsa-centric enthusiasm of so many members of the Golden Hurricane: “I am watching TU turn into a hub for the City of Tulsa. It is wonderful to see so many things happening, from innovative, efficient campus housing to more green space to the open community lecture series and academic transformation to meet the demands of the new workplace.”
Tulsa starts at TU.