Student Leader Spotlight Recipients of the Month
Atunga James Anassi
CCI congratulates student Atunga James Anassi
as a March 2013 Student Leader Spotlight! Atunga Anassi, a senior majoring in Engineering and Physics has proven, through the many organizations he heads or is part of, that he is not only an intellectual, but a charismatic, multifaceted and active member of the Trinity community. His nominator, Omete Anassi describes him as "my older brother, he is my role model." Omete is inspired by Atunga's ability to juggle his leadership roles in his Business Fraternity and ASR as well as playing on the football team, without complaining. "His active role in ASR is 100 percent in efforts to help the campus and community progress. He has even worked to try and push me and my friends to join as well so we can be a voice as well." However, the man in the spotlight stated that he has never considered himself "a leader in the 'traditional sense'," and that his belief is that everybody can lead by example or reputation in their ability to do two things: follow when necessary and elevate the performance of the people around them. Atunga attributes his ability to balance so stringent a workload and his extensive campus involvement to the Grace of God and his faith. "I take time each day to thank God for my blessings as well as to recognize that there are countless young men out there in the world who would trade my typical Monday mornings with me in a heartbeat." He also draws strength from his mother, whom he cites as the most influential, supportive and forgiving person in his life. His advice to other students trying to get involved on campus is to find activities that are a fit for them and to eschew activities that will end up feeling like a chore to them.