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Jan 19 2015

Driven to Lead: Keonte M. Turner, SGA President, Jackson State University

What makes you a D.R.I.V.E.R. (Determined. Reliable. Innovative. Visionary. Emerging. Resourceful.)?
My compassion for the well-being of others is what makes me a D.R.I.V.E.R. I love to positively influence the lives of others. This passion pushes me to be the D.R.I.V.E.R. that I am today!

What is your dream job?

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of being at the end of my undergraduate college career. I can see the finish line!

What is the best advice that you have ever received?
The best advice that I have ever received is to always stay true to who you are.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
In 5-10 years, I see myself graduating from medical school and kick-starting my career as a neurosurgeon. I plan to have a wife and two children at that time as well.

What are your hobbies/interests/special talents?
I love to read, draw, run, and play soccer.

What are your “favs?”
Book: I Am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore
Quote: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown
Song: “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
Food: Steak
Movie: “Inception” and “Now You See Me”
City: Houston, TX

What advice would you like to share to help encourage other students or recent graduates to “keep driving?”
Always stay encouraged in everything that you set your mind to do. The best way to do so is to learn everything that there is to know about yourself and use that knowledge to determine the actions and choices that are the best for you.

What are your thoughts about what YOUniversity Drive is doing to help motivate, educate and inspire our next generation of leaders?
YOUniversity Drive is doing an awesome job in motivating students! I love the initiative that they are taking!