Class of 2015 | College of Engineering | Aeronautical and Industrial Technology
Determination and consistency.
That is what produces a successful student, according to Ivana Page, a junior from St. Louis, who someday wants to be a pilot. But to obtain her goal, she first needs to get her degree, and felt a calling to attend Tennessee State University…and do something “greater.”
Page is already on her way to greatness. Besides taking a full course load at the university, she is a student pilot, and a member of Alpha Eta Rho, Women in Aviation, Society of Women Engineers, and a recipient of a GE-STEM scholarship. She has been on the Dean’s List every semester since coming to TSU, and awarded the Most Outstanding Sophomore honor. For Page, TSU has presented her challenges that have shaped her outlook on life.
“The professors and staff really care, and help make the TSU experience an exceptional one. You get a lot of personal attention, while the mentorship and networking opportunities are incredible. I’ve learned that I can do almost anything, that you can’t expect everything to be given to you, and to be grateful for positive outcomes,” she said.
After graduation, Page plans to travel abroad volunteering, and to eventually start a non-profit flight school for disadvantaged minorities and women who want to learn to fly.
Before leaving home to attend Nashville’s only public university, her dad told her to “do her best.” She certainly has done just that…through determination and consistency.