Class of: 2010
Hometown and High School: Macon, GA; Central Fine Arts Magnet High School
Major/Minor: Psychology/African American Studies
I chose to attend Georgia State University because of the campus in itself. I am a small town girl and I felt that moving to the city would open a lot of doors for me. The campus is non-traditional and that is what gives Georgia State an advantage over other universities. You are in the middle of downtown Atlanta. The places you get to go and the people you get to meet are endless! I loved the school spirit that my tour guides had shown when I was going on my tour of the campus! Thatís what made me realize that I had made the best decision!
Campus Activities and Organizations: Vineyard of Praise Gospel Choir, Peer Health Education Volunteer, Infinite Appeal Modeling Organization, Emerging Leaders, Hands on Atlanta, African Student Association and Bridges to Success.
My most memorable Georgia State experience was during my freshman year. Actually, I canít think of a time when my freshman year at Georgia State wasnít an ďexperience!Ē The most memorable experience would be when I joined the Residential Two Emerging Leaders Freshman Learning Community. We went on a retreat to North Carolina. I tried rock climbing and white-water rafting for the first time and made some very neat friends!
If you could be a cartoon character, who would you be and why? I would be Tweety Bird. Tweety and I have too much in common. I am a very bubbly individual. I tend to be the person that people confide in and end up having life-long friendships. I try not to hurt peopleís feelings and I usually donít let small things get to me. Life is supposed to be fun! Live each day as if it were your last! I am calm most of the time and can usually think on my feet! At least, thatís how I remember Tweety!
Favorite Georgia State tradition: Homecoming Week!
What advice would you give to incoming students? Do not procrastinate! Keep your mind set on your goals and the true reason you came to school. Communication is the key, among fellow students and instructors. Get your moneyís worth and go to class. The instructors are the best! Study hard, work even harder, and in the end it will all pay off.
After I graduate from Georgia State, I plan on earning my Masterís from Georgia Stateís College of Arts and Sciences. Being a tour guide has made me realize what I truly want to do during that time in Graduate School. While in Graduate School I would like to work for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. I love assisting Admissions Counselors and helping out with Recruitment, Enrollment and Retention.