Deborah Ann Gonçalves

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“Todas las formas de actuar entrañan riesgos, así que la prudencia no consiste en evitar el peligro (es imposible), sino en calcular los riesgos y en actuar con decisión. Que a tus errores te lleve tu ambición y no tu pereza. Vuélvete fuerte para aventurarte en empresas valientes, no para resistir el sufrimiento.” May you continue to be decisive, ambitious, and bold.

— Andrea Lopez


  • House of Susan B. Anthony Scholar (2019-2020)
  • Director of Student Events (2020-2021)
  • Chairwoman of the American Enterprise Institute at The King’s College (2020-2021)
  • Portugese Speaking Federal Service Intern at Indian Health Services: State Department (Fall 2019)
  • Student Services Representative (2019-2021)
  • Faculty Assistant to Associate Professor of Politics Dr. David Tubbs (Fall 2020)
  • Faculty Assistant to Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies Dr. Dru Johnson (Spring 2021)


House of Susan B. Anthony

Notes for Deborah

Congrats, Deb! You are an incredible human and I am so grateful for all that you have done for our community over the last three years. I know good things lie ahead for you. Looking forward to our TSA shirts!

Deb, your smile and friendly welcome is going to be so missed! Your authenticity, strength, and joy have made a world of difference here. Thank you for always being yourself and contributing so much to this community. All the best in this next chapter of your story!

Congrats- Deb! I’m so proud of you and all you accomplished in your time at King’s (it was a lot!). This place is better because of students like you! You’re the best. I’m really thankful to know you! Wishing you the best always!

Deb, you did it! Congrats! Your ready (beautiful!) smile and welcoming presence will be sorely missed (as well as hearing you speak Spanish in the halls :-). You approach life with vigor and execute tasks with excellence–looking forward to the great things the Lord will do in and through you in this new season! Proud of you!

Congrats, Deb! 💛 I have been so blessed to spend my time at King’s with you. From freshman year roomies to Exec team members, you have made a big impact on who I have become as a person— as you do with everyone around you. I can’t wait to watch you take on this world. King’s won’t be the same without you!

Deb!! We did it! I still treasure the memories of our very first class together – Research Writing with Dr. Kinlaw. You have impressed me since day one, and I will forever be a big fan and cheerleader of your accomplishments. Your leadership, brilliance, humor, and grace have been a tremendous blessing to both me and King’s as a whole. I can’t wait to see what you do next!

Deb! From Ethics, to Ancient, and PBI, and now Persuasive, I have enjoyed our 10:30 classes together. Thank you for all you have given to this school! Even during graduation weekend, you are giving your all to this school. You are going to do some incredible things, Deb. I’m so thankful I got to know you!

Deb! I could have never done this without you. So proud of you, and everything you accomplished this year. I cannot wait to see you grow beyond King’s. You are such a hard worker and I am really thankful for all our Stu Serv mems(;

To one of the most powerful, inspiring women I know – I’m gonna miss our weird hand hugs! lol But seriously, so proud of you Deb and so blessed to have known you. We did it!

Deborah Gonçalves (and don’t get it twisted)! I’m gonna skip the emotional bits because you have been such a solid rock for me and in this community and I can’t believe we’re done now. Instead, I only ask one thing, please keep me updated on the status of your chickens back home on a regular basis. And I wouldn’t be mad if this occurred over coffee :’(

You were one of my two nominations for senior speaker. 🙂 That’s because all you have done and been among the student body just doesn’t go unnoticed, even if it sometimes goes unmentioned. And hearing your contributions in Lincoln this semester showed even more of your thoughtfulness. Thank you for everything you have done for this class and the entire student body!


You are one of the most fearless women that I know. I’m so sad to see you go, but I’m so excited to see what you do!

Deborah, I am in perpetual awe of you. That is all. congratulations, I love you!

What’s up Deb,

Congratulations on not just graduating, but doing it with absolute prowess. I have always admired you and your grind from a distance. I recognize a killa when I see one, and I look forward to seeing all of the extraordinary things you will accomplish in life. Much love and respect.

Roomie; friend; mortal enemy; Bucky to my Falcon; and Elijah to my Elisha

Out of the 4.43 million graduates this year, I am happy to confirm that you are just about average. But, on occasion, you are superwomen. You care so deeply about people and put other’s needs so often before your own. Happy Graduation, and may your mediocre always be your strength. 😉

Deborah! So proud of you! I enjoyed watching from afar all the ways you rocked the role of DOSE. Wishing you all the best on what’s next

DEB! YOU DID IT! King’s Interregnum will never be the same again. You are the definition of Super Bad Ass. Go out there and take no prisoners.

I hate how sad typing this makes me. I will really miss messing with you on campus and scaring people with our combo energy. You’re so powerful and are capable of so much. You will be missed.
It’s ok though. Your back needs a break from carrying this whole school.

Congrats Deb! you are so amazing and I know you are going to do such great things, Thank you for all you’ve done for the school, we are all better for your service and compassion, much love friend 🙂

Que orgulho de você minha querida sobrinha Deborah, sempre amável e dedicada em tudo que faz.
Estou certa de que sua carreira será um sucesso.
Que Deus continue te abençoando.
Amamos você! Parabéns! Bjs🤩😘

Felicidades minha Filha . Não tenho palavras para expressar o quanto sou orgulhosa de ti. Não pelo que você faz, mas por quem você é desde pequenininha. You are My Sunshine. Cada conquista sua me faz ver a mão de Deus sobre a sua vida. Dessa etapa que já venciste guarda no teu ❤️ o belo, o construtivo, as memórias alegres, o que te fez crescer, quanto aquilo que te fez chorar, não olhe con tristeza mas sim com um olhar em que poderás aprender algo positivo do que passou. Lembre-se sempre que a mesma água quente que pode fazer um ovo ficar duro, é a mesma que pode abrandar uma cenoura e fazer exalar o mais precioso e delicioso cheiro do café, só depende do nosso ❤️. E o seu eu seu quem é que reina nele. Por isso estou segura que es mas que vencedora em Cristo Jesus. Love you minha guerreira, minha cúmplices em todo. Aqui estou para ti.

Hey beautiful congratulations, you are amazing and have accomplished so much. May God continue to bless you in this new chapter of your life, may you continue to grow and accomplish all your dreams. I’m so happy to have known you and watch you grow into this beautiful young lady. We love you so much! Naomi and Jade have such a great role model to learn from. Sending you lots of love and hugs. You are awesome!!

Parabéns debora esramos felizes com voce
Aqui no Brasil estamos torcendo e se emocionando com voce

Parabéns querida sobrinha Deborah!
É uma felicidade ver você conquistando mais uma etapa nos seus estudos. Admiramos você e torcemos pelo seu sucesso profissional.
Vemos que os valores que seus pais lhe transmitiram estão mais fortes do que nunca.
“Confia ao SENHOR as tuas obras, e teus pensamentos serão estabelecidos” Proverbios 16.3

Parabéns minha querida sobrinha!! Você é uma presente para nós!
Uma menina especial, divertida, linda, inteligente e principalmente ama a Deus!!
Te desejo uma caminhada de sucesso em sua vida profissional, parabéns por tudo e que venham muitas outras conquistas!
Deus te abençoe sempre, um abraço!

Congratulations my sunshine I’m so proud of you.
Felicidades, quando nossa história é escrita por aquele que sempre nos surpreende ademais de nossos pensamentos e imaginação cada capítulo é uma inesquecível aventura , te amo , te quero mi linda, e sem dúvida nosso nível de Oxitocina sempre supera em cada momento.
Adiante Filha, para a nova é inédita aventura que Deus tem preparado para você.

Deb you are incredible!! I am so glad and honored that we were in SBA together. you go out of your way to be kind. you work SO HARD and so tirelessly. you’re sunshine. you’re fearless and strong. I love you!

Oh Deb. I don’t know if I could love and appreciate you more. I am constantly inspired by your capacity and your professionalism. I am honored to have been able to serve alongside you and experience the good, bad, and the ugly together. You, dear Deb, are the Queen of Gov. Island and a forever friend. Your passion has power. Praying for you as you go on to bigger things. We will always be in your corner. <3

DEB!!! Congratulations!!! I am so glad to know you, you have such an encouraging and uplifting spirit. May God bless you in all your future endeavors!!!

Deb!!!! I’m so glad you were placed in SBA, and I’ll always fondly remember the utter chaos and fun from helping you with Interregnum and house competitions last year!! You became such an iconic presence at King’s in such a short time, so I know you’re about to do the same out there in the workplace!! Good luck out there dude!!

Bee Seesterrrr! Look at you adulting! Haha
Deb, I so proud of you. Ever Since that one night your mom yelled your name at me over and over thinking I was you… it was an instant connection for us. That night we became sisters for life. There was no doubt in my mind that this day would come because you’re an amazing person and you work your but off to achieve your dreams. God sees your hard work and sacrifices and he will bless you abundantly. Miss you don’t forget about the little people when you’re up top.

Parabéns, por mais uma etapa vencida.
Muito orgulhosa de suas conquistas.
Que Deus te abençoe sempre e que continue nos seus ensinamentos e princípios passados por seus pais.
Te amamos muito.
Família Pereira Fagundes

Querida Deborah Ann!!!!
Quanto orgulho e gratidão ao Senhor por sua vida, seu legado e suas conquistas!!!
Como família nos enchemos de alegria ,orgulho e gratidão.
Como é gratificante ver o propósito de Deus se cumprir em você e através de você nesta nação, assim como na vida de seus amados pais, que tão incansavelmente lutaram para que este propósito dia a dia se cumprisse.
Amamos muito você e nos orgulhamos imensamente.
Deus abençoe grandemente a sua vida!!!
Família Fonseca Dias.

Thank you for your encouraging presence at Student Services and on the Cabinet this year. I appreciate all your hard work investing in this community. Congratulations!

Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you!! I can still remember the day I met you and now you’re done and moving on to bigger and better things! I’m gonna miss you. Thank you for all the hard work you put in and your investment to SBA and this school. You truly led by example and I’m so happy to have worked with you. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you do and all the cute chickens you raise.

Congrats Deb!

Tampa girls go off! Sending you so much love and the best wishes for your future!

Deb, I am constantly in awe of all you can accomplish. from planning amazing school-wide events, to tackling Roman Repub and History of the Liberal Arts together. King’s is a better place for having had you in it.


Although I am late in writing this note, please accept my congratulations on your graduation and your many other achievements at TKC. I was delighted to have you as a student in both Constitutional Law and Russia & the West, and I remain grateful for all your fine work as my FA in fall 2020. I look forward to staying in touch with you in the years ahead and seeing you regularly at the annual SBA Alumnae Dinner. Wishing you many blessings in your life after TKC. As ever, DLT

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