Ms. Mickens is the Director of Library and Learning Resources at Galveston College. She is a first generation student from the small town of Freeport, Texas. She attended Brazosport College as a stepping stone into her academic journey. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Master of Science in Library Science with Certification in Advanced Management of Library and Information Agencies from the University of North Texas in Denton.
In addition to her librarianship, Telishia has served in the capacity of Advisor and Mentor for an organization to help female students succeed academically, personally, and professionally.
Without a purpose and a plan, Telishia would not have been able to achieve any of the accomplishments above. What is your purpose in life? Telishia’s purpose extends beyond any degree she has obtained. Purpose is the reason for which something is done or created. Your purpose in life has nothing to do with where you came from, your family name, or your socioeconomic status. Don’t allow people or a system to define your purpose in life. Life is a process, trust the process.