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Paul Quinn College – Sticks to the Basics!

By Andrew Whigham, III
Texas Metro News

President Michael J. Sorrell
President Michael J. Sorrell

Our society today is dealing with many Social Issues, Covid Cases, Vaccines and killings that are making the headlines.

The forever changing climates, cultures and conditions in this world appears to create cloudy conditions and bring out the turbulence in the lives of so many people.

Dr. Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College (PQC) seems to be the calm in the storm. He is changing lives of the students at the College.

Last Wednesday, the students got together for a Thanksgiving meal before heading home for the holidays. Dr. Sorrell addressed the crowd of students and staff and provided a state address of hope and forecasted the activities for the upcoming semester.

He continued with an open forum for the students to ask questions related to various items as it related to the College.

It was really enjoyable to see how the students responded to school President- “Prez.” Prior to presenting their questions. Each student was asked to state their names, their majors and what they wanted to pursue after graduation.

I am a firm believer that if you repeat your goals, your chances of reaching those goals are greater. I applaud PQC along with the administration for having an open forum for their students to present themselves and ideas.

Also, Dr. Sorrell applauded the achievements of student athletes from the Fall Sports.

Paul Quinn College Gymnasium
Paul Quinn College Gymnasium
First the All-Americans on the soccer teams — the Men and Women Teams – Next on Deck was the Volleyball accolades.

Men Soccer

Record: 8-6-3
Highest Rank: 3rd
USCAA National Tournament: # 3 Seed,
Results: 1 – 1 Paul Quinn 0 Bryant & Stratton – Syracuse 2 Paul Quinn 6 Mississippi University for Women 1
Final Rank: 4th
All-Americans: Levyn Benavides (1st Team), Roberto Dominguez (1st Team), Henry Estrada (2nd Team), Jarrett Williams (2nd Team)
Academic All Americans: Kirver Benavides, Henry Estrada, Daniel Roa, Jairus Robledo

Women Soccer

Record: 4-12
Highest Rank: 7th
Final Rank: 7th
All-Americans: Daisy Robledo (1st Team), Asrael Basden (Honorable Mention)
Academic All Americans: Priscilla Aguilar, Leslie Barrera, Gianna Faress, Jazlyn Gameros, Eimy Guzman, Kathleen Montenegro, Juanita Roa, Nancy Rodriguez

Volleyball

Record: 7-20 Highest
Rank: 8th Final Rank: 9th
All-Americans: Kannadi Harris (2nd Team), Symone Carmenar (2nd Team), Ariel DeVault (Honorable Mention)
Academic All American: Jayda Trinidad

NOTE: Academic All- Americans must have at least 27 credit hours with a 3.5 GPA Henry Estrada was named All- American as a player and a student!

Also, the Red River Conference recognized Kannadi Harris as a first team All-Conference awardee.

The future looks bright as we go forward through these turbulent times. The College has opened a new facility, “The Health and Wellness Building” on campus. Paul Quinn College is definitely creating a great back to the basic recipe for their students to proceed through these turbulent times.

Go Quinnite Nation!!!!!

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