CCC Student Senate hosts Odd?Rod

Odd?RodClinton Community College Student Senate will host Odd?Rod on Wednesday, February 19 in the Clinton Community College Auditorium, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. Presentations will be at 9:20 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. The community is invited to attend this free event.

Born to a drug-addicted mother and absent father, Roderick “Odd?Rod” Borisade struggled hard in life during his preteen years. He lost his 16 year old brother Eric in 1996 to brain cancer leaving 13 year old Rod as the head of the house. Eric’s death changed Rod as he began to write his life’s pain in rhyme. He named himself Odd?Rod as he went against the odds avoiding drugs/drug dealing in order to make it to school.

Odd?Rod earned a full scholarship to UNF and has documented his entire journey in poetry. Landing a 41-school college tour his first year out as a performer last year, Odd?Rod continues to define his destiny. He’s nurtured his talent to give an entertaining life story of how his dark past has awarded him a bright future as he encourages students all over on the importance of education and the survival of life.

For more information, contact Mardell Mommsen at 563-244-7006.