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WVU Tech's Dr. Rezek: Every Path in Life Should be Welcomed with a Positive Mindset

By Rubhi Garcia

On Wednesday, November 11, the WVU Tech Student Activities Board hosted sociology professor Dr. Janis Rezek for her lecture entitled, “Life is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing at All” in the Tech Center Ballroom.

In her entry in the Last Lecture series – which invites professors to present what they would share if it was their last chance to deliver a message to students – Dr. Rezek shared her personal experiences with the audience with the intent of delivering a powerful message: that life is about creating opportunities and following the desired paths in life.

Dr. Rezek, an advocate for education, explained that she views education as the key to success. Continuing the topic of positivity and education, Dr. Rezek quoted one of her heroes, Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

She also encouraged attendees to surround themselves with a support group where positive advice and wisdom are being shared and where students can focus on the paths they want to follow in life.

Students shared that they found the lecture beneficial, particularly Dr. Rezek’s message that life is more entertaining and fulfilling if the paths taken create joy and students find enjoyment out of every aspect of it.

Overall, positivity was one of the main terms in the lecture, which taught students and other members in the audience that anything done with passion will be more effective and rewarding.