Omorinsola Ajayi RLC grad speaker

Meet Our Student Graduation Speaker

Omorinsola Ajayi

Women’s Initiative Network 2020 Woman of the Year

The purpose of the Richland College Women’s Initiative Network (WIN!) is to empower and support female students in creating a strong academic foundation upon which to build lifelong success.

Omorinsola earned an Associate of Science in Human Resources Management. She plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Dallas, join the Society of Human Resources Management at UTD and take the SHRM-CP certification exam her senior year to get an early edge on an HR career.

"I was really blessed to have such a wonderful community at Richland, and it made me realize that all the achievements and success I attained are not worth it if I do not have people to share my joy with."

Omorinsola Ajayi WIN! Woman of the Year 2020

"Community college is incredibly affordable compared to university, and financial aid and numerous scholarships are available. And if you are scared that you won’t succeed, you never know until you try. Do not think about what will happen if you fail. Focus on what would happen if you do succeed."

"School may not be easy, but nothing good in life is. It is important to think long-term about the life you want to have and where you want to be. There is so much potential in every single person, but a lot of people waste it because they’re scared of the journey. Do not let fear of failure keep you from chasing your dreams."

Watch Richland’s virtual graduation at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13 on the DCCCD YouTube channel or the DCCCD Facebook page.