Prominent surgeon visits FAMU

The Student Government Association and Florida A&M University Board of Trustees hosted the event, Ben Carson on the Hill in Lee Hall auditorium.

Ben Carson is a world-renowned neurosurgeon who spoke on success and encouraged

Florida A&M students to think big and strive for their dreams.

“Even if something looks impossible, even if someone has never done it before, doesn’t mean you can’t do it,” Carson said. Carson spoke on the emphasis of eliminating the words, “I can’t”, from our vocabulary. “There shouldn’t be a time when we should utter the words I can’t,” Carson said. “Because we are made in the image of God and God is no dumber.”

The neurosurgeon shared personal stories of his childhood and surgeries and stressed the importance of learning and receiving a good education as well as taking advantage of the opportunities the students have at Florida A&M.

“Its absolutely vital that people that people grasp a solid education,” Carson said. “The real key is making sure you learn and that’s the person who’s going to be successful.”