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Aakeem Bennett

Aakeem Bennett

Accounting, Finance Minor, '18

Current Occupation:  

Senior Auditor for the State of Florida Auditor 

What is your fondest memory of Flagler College - Tallahassee? 

One of my favorite memories from my time at FCT was during our next-to-last semester. Our cohort had a student that was always in class and on time. He started a new job and that left him working late some nights. Needless to say, he missed a few classes. Once, he showed up in class, and we gave him a hard time. We pretended like it was the first day of class and everyone started introducing themselves to him. Then, unprovoked by any of the students, the teacher called him by a totally different name during roll call. This small moment really shows the love and familiarity we formed amongst ourselves and with our professors. 

Advice for the graduating class: 

I would use this moment to remind each of the graduates to reflect on where they came from. Remember the good times, the bad times, and the ugly times. Then, remember that they made it. And with any other challenge life will throw at them, they will make it again.