Tavorise Marks was the guest speaker at the Southside Virginia Community College "The Next Big Step" event held at the Christanna Campus in Alberta for area high schools.
He was speaking to students from his high school of Brunswick. Marks is a 2002 graduate of Brunswick High School, 2007 graduate of Norfolk State University with a 2011 Masters from Old Dominion University (masters degree in Urban Affairs and Planning).
Currently, 1LT(P) Tavorise Marks is stationed at Fort Belvoir out of the Pentagon Domestic Allhazard Response Team (DART). He advised students to remember three things: 1. Don't worry about being cool. 2. Chase the paper (get degrees and certificates and diplomas to prove accomplishments) and 3. To Dream Big.