||Hello. I am Dedria Walton the Director of Student Success at SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles, LA. I knew at a very young age that I would devote my entire adult career to a lifetime of service to others. My work at SOWELA as the Director of Student Success is incredibly important because what I do plays a vital role in creating a students' blueprint for success. What I enjoy most is the daily enthusiastic engagement by not only myself but our devoted staff, faculty with students. There is no better joy than taking the journey with our students as they navigate through lifes road blocks to reach their goals. I am most grateful to be a 2012 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards recipient. I am also most humbled by SOWELA's nomination of me for the award.