Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. --Margaret Williamson

Meet Kelly Oeltjenbruns

Graduation Year: 2015


Campus Involvement:
Basketball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Lunch Buddies, Student Senate


Cornell gives me the opportunity to celebrate the dignity and worth of each individual because each student is an important part of the community, which is why classes and PA groups are so small. I get to spend time with people on a much more intimate level than most other schools.