Shawn White


Shawn WhiteAssistant Dean of Students for Substance Education
Wellness Center, Joyner House
(434) 223-6318
swhite@hsc.edu

 "Be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Ghandi

I selected the quote from Mahatma Ghandi - "Be the change you want to see in the world" - because of the powerful message it carries and the direct correlation it has to our focus - substance use. When it comes to not escaping life through alcohol consumption or drug use, for example, we must be the change we want to see in the world. We, ourselves, must take responsibility for our thoughts and behaviors and demonstrate responsible decision-making. Students capable of taking the road less traveled, willingly put themselves out there to be an inspiration to others and a foundation for future growth. In order for real change to occur, we must 'all' take this seriously and break free from the bondage alcohol and drugs, or any addiction can have on our lives. We must be the change we want to see in the world.