Elton Beckett

Elton Beckett

Elton Beckett 

ebeckett@jjay.cuny.edu
Faculty Fellow, Completion for Upper-division Students Program (CUSP)
MFA, Actors Studio Drama School - New School for Social Research
BA, Unviersity of Virginia

 

 

If I wasn't an Faculty Member I would have been a community organizer/politican

My major in college was Theater and I chose it because it is one of my passions.  I love(d) the sense of being part of a collaborative, mutually beneficial commuity.

The top three life skills that I learned while in college are:
1) listen to various points of view
2) establish and maintain a work/life balance
3) confidence to live in the present and prepare for the future

My favorite quote is:
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.  Please remember that your difficulties do not define you.  They simply strengthen your ability to overcome. (Maya Angelou)

If my life had a theme song it would be Lift Every Voice and Sing (Negro National Anthem).