Sinclair Community College student and tutor Shawtra “Tay” Mosely is being honored by Glamour Magazine for her care, compassion, and dedication to helping others on and off campus. Mosely is among Glamour’s “2021 College Women of the Year” honorees.
While working toward graduating later this year with a degree in Hospitality Management and Event Planning, Mosely also dedicates time to helping other students as a tutor at Sinclair’s Tutoring and Learning Center. Her passion for people doesn’t stop there. Through her blog, “Tay’s Bipolar Kitchen,” Mosely provides an intimate look at her struggles with mental illness and her journey to healing through therapy and a love for cooking.
“After many years of trying to please others, I have learned that self-love and peace are worth fighting for and they give you the strength to then help others,” said Mosely.
When Mosely learned she had been named a Glamour “2021 College Women of the Year” honoree, she almost didn’t believe it. What was even more shocking was meeting First Lady Dr. Jill Biden during a Zoom call.
“What an incredible honor to meet the First Lady and share our passion for helping others through teaching. She is an inspiration to me and to so many,” added Mosely.
Mosely’s supervisor in the Sinclair Tutoring and Learning Center immediately recognized her spark and passion for helping others. When he learned of Glamour’s “College Women of the Year” awards, he didn’t hesitate to nominate Mosely.
“Tay’s dedication and compassion for others inspire all of us in the Tutoring and Learning Center as she works each day to give feedback and encouragement to ensure students are succeeding,” said Eugene Oswald, Sinclair College Tutoring and Learning Center.
After graduation, Mosely plans to continue her education, pursue a doctorate in hospitality management, and eventually teach.
“As a 46-year-old college student, I have learned that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams,” added Mosely. “When I began studying at Sinclair College, I felt that I was seen and heard for the first time in my life. I want to inspire others to find their passion and go for it!”
For more than 60 years, Glamour has recognized outstanding college women for their crucial contributions in science, medicine, media, sports, food, and community service with its annual College Women of the Year Awards. Past honorees have included everyone from a 1961 Barnard College sophomore by the name of Martha Stewart to Harvard University sophomore and prodigious poet Amanda Gorman in 2018. This year, Glamour focused on women of community colleges.
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