Today, we speak with Lawrance Stephenson-Mosley, a freshmen Mathematics and Education major from Bridgeton, NJ, who lives on campus in Holly Pointe Commons. Lawrance will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he got the most out of his college experience as a Rowan Prof.
Name: Lawrance Stephenson-Mosle
Hometown and County: Bridgeton, New Jersey (Cumberland County)
On Campus Resident: Yes, Holly Pointe Commons
Social clubs: New Life Gospel Choir, Harley E. Flack Mentorship Program, Mentor @ Glassboro High School
Do you work on campus? Campus Recreational Center, Main Office Assistant
Why did you choose your major? I chose my major, mathematics/education, because I didn’t have a great teacher when I was in high school. I believe every child deserves–not only a good teacher–but a mentor. Also, I believe we need more minorities in the classroom—particularly men. There is a lack of diversity in teaching in U.S. schools and we as the people need fix that. 82% of public school teachers are white but 52% of students are of color. Project IMPACT (Increasing Male Practitioners and Classroom Teachers) is a movement to increase the representation of males from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds in the field of teaching. I am proud to be actively involved in this project and plan to break down the negative stereotypes about us men of color.
One reason why you chose Rowan? I chose Rowan University because of its teaching program and the other resources that they offer; such as ASCEND, IMPACT, mentorship programs, work-study, networking/internship opportunities, etc.
My typical day as a Rowan student:
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Story organized and photography by: Vanessa Vause,
senior public relations and advertising major