Tri-C Famous: Christopher Hawkins
#TriCFamous is a bimonthly feature that introduces readers to the people who make the College work while providing a sneak peek into their lives off campus.
Christopher Hawkins is a counselor and associate professor at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus. Since joining the College in 1998, he’s helped countless students find direction and meaning in their academic, personal and professional lives. Learn more about Christopher, a self-described “educational evangelist,” in this week’s Tri-C Famous!
1. What’s your motto or philosophy on life?
Live as if today were your last day on Earth. Time is the most precious commodity we’ve been given — and since we don't know how much we have, we should make the most of every moment. I think we should love and respect one another and take the time to care for the one body that we have. In other words, we should be the change we want to see.
2. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An astronaut, because I thought that had to be the coolest job in the world. In college, however, I did what many do — bounce around a couple different majors until I got serious about finding a career. That's when I learned we should find a career that allows us to express who we truly are at heart. If we do that, and do it well, the money will come.
3. What are you most proud of?
The work that I do for other people. I once heard someone call themselves an educational evangelist, and I believe that description captures the essence of who I am. Though I’ve been given a job and a title, my real work is to help others find themselves and their purpose in life. Tri-C affords me that opportunity, and for that I am grateful.
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November 07, 2022
By Beth Cieslik, 216-987-4538 or email@example.com