Amy E. Clark
Hometown/State: Apex, North Carolina
Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2007
Scholarship(s) Awarded: Dowdy Student Stores EC Scholars Award; Bob and Kristen Greczyn EC Scholars Award
Major/Intended Major: Nursing
Why did you choose to attend East Carolina University?
Both East Carolina University's excellent College of Nursing and my receipt of the EC Scholars award made my decision to attend East Carolina University easy!
What has your scholarship enabled you to do?
Receiving the EC Scholars award has enabled me to participate in trips, research projects, and seminar classes I would not otherwise have been able to.
What special undergraduate research opportunities have you experienced at the university?
I have been a research assistant working with a technology professor, and I am currently researching the impact of type 2 diabetes on the quality of life of the Latino/Hispanic population in eastern North Carolina. I am hoping that this research will be published, and will give insight into what the Latino/Hispanic population with type 2 diabetes needs from the university and the community to better prevent and manage the disease.
What unique leadership opportunities have you experienced at the university?
While at the university, I served on the student leadership committee for Campus Crusade for Christ for two years and worked as a Resident Assistant (RA) in the honors residence hall. I very much enjoyed both of these opportunities to lead others.
What are your career plans/aspirations?
I intend to graduate in May 2011 from ECU's College of Nursing, and I hope to work on a general medical-surgical unit in the Raleigh/Durham area. I would then like to receive my Master's Degree, and would like to work with children and teenagers newly-diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a Diabetes Educator.
How have you made a positive impact while you have been at East Carolina University?
While at East Carolina University, I have been able to make a positive impact both on-campus and off-campus. I have been able to serve as a leader in a variety of ways, and have been able to serve the community of Greenville through various volunteer opportunities. Now that I have been here for four years, I can't imagine not being a Pirate!