I have known Dessie since 2014. Since then, she has been very passionate about serving others. Dessie is a hard worker and she’s committed to going above and beyond to help her students achieve their goals. I’ve worked with her on numerous projects to include planning events and mentoring girls with her organization, Inspire Girls.
Dessie suffered health challenges in 2017. In spite of what she went through, her faith in God did not waiver. She was resilient and hopeful. Her experience left me with the thought that we need to be aware of every little change in our body because a simple drainage in the ear can be something more severe. I am happy to see her recovering well and with new energy to begin a new journey.
I am a current student at Atlanta Technical College and have known Dessie Hall for over a year. I have grown to look up to her in many ways. This woman is an aspiration and inspiration to me in many ways. I have been to her seminars, listened to her positive PSA's, and cannot describe her as nothing more than amazing. She is one who works and advocates for others more than she does herself, even in the most dire of circumstances. Dessie Hall is the definition of one who is a phenomenal woman, she is my mentor, a great listener, spiritual person, and most humble one I have met. She is one in whom I look up to and remind me that there are positive black women images out there who wears it on their sleeve every day. She is the one I can only hope to make proud now and in the future, as she has motivated and pushed me into so many different directions and avenues in my life that I never thought I would be a part of. I am grateful for her and to know her as I know she will continue to be a beacon in my life long after I leave college and one I can truly call my friend.
Dessie is a dedicated student life expert with a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence in education. As advisor, I sought Dessie’s guidance with the PBL chapter at Atlanta Tech to assist with planning, field trips, and meetings. I have also witnessed Dessie assisting other advisors with their student organizations on campus. I discovered that Dessie is a compassionate leader who actively listens and builds trust to help students resolve personal issues and achieve life goals. Dessie has trained numerous students and conducted seminars on and off campus. She has more than 10 years of experience in student life.