Class of: 2010
Hometown and High School: Woodstock, GA; Etowah High School
Major: Early Childhood Education
I chose to attend Georgia State University because of the location. Atlanta is one of the biggest cities in the country and as a Georgia State student, I love taking advantage of all the city has to offer. There is always something going on here and there are a lot of great networking opportunities available to students within this city.
Campus Activities and Organizations: Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, 2007 Incept: New Student Orientation, Welcome Center Tour Guide, Panhellenic Council Executive Board, 1913 Society
Most memorable Georgia State experience: Strolling in Library Plaza during Greek Week. Greek Week here is a tradition in which all of the Greek organizations team up and have different competitions. My freshman year, my sorority won first place!
If you could be a cartoon character, who would you be and why? Wonder Woman because she is so powerful and confident. She was the first comic book heroine and made an impact for all of the heroines that followed her. I like to think that I have made an impact here at Georgia State.
Favorite Georgia State tradition: My favorite Georgia State tradition is going to the plaza. Every Tuesday and Thursday between 12:15 and 1:00pm, there is a mandatory break on campus, so all of the students flood the plaza. There is usually a DJ out there or a concert going on or students are strolling. It is a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy the entertainment that Georgia State provides.
What advice would you give to incoming students? Be yourself. This school has so much to offer to all different types of people. The students, faculty, and staff are all very friendly and want to get to know you. I have learned so much about who I am at this school, thanks to the people here.
After I graduate from Georgia State, I hope to get a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education, specializing in Literacy. Then I plan on teaching in inner-city schools and hopefully one day become a school principal or work at the Board of Education.