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Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program

Letter to a Mentor - Charita Dailey

May 26, 2020 by Beth Johnson

To B,

If you hadn’t pushed me to apply for Outstanding Senior and other Leadership Awards, I wouldn’t know the art of a humble flex.

If you hadn’t pushed me to apply for BLF, I wouldn’t have fallen in love with my current career path.

If you hadn’t pushed me to join OUAB, I wouldn’t be as self-aware. I wouldn’t value vulnerability and I wouldn’t know how transformative leadership could be.

If I hadn’t met you as BSA President as a freshman, we wouldn’t have connected so deeply.

From mentorship to friendship to sisterhood, you set the blueprint for what would become four of the greatest years of my life.

You set a precedent of excellence and you’re still achieving so much with the NFL today.

If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times—but thank you.

Thank you for being excellent to me. I love you.

With so much love,