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Hometown/State: North Carolina
Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2009
Scholarship(s) Awarded: Loonis McGlohon East Carolina Scholars Award and Dowdy Student Stores East Carolina Scholars Award
Major/Intended Major: Neuroscience
Having grown up in Greenville, North Carolina I have always felt a strong connection to East Carolina University. ECU is an integral part of life in Greenville and defines the culture of this city. Before I was accepted to the East Carolina Scholars program I already knew that this was the university for me. I am truly proud to be called an ECU Pirate!
The East Carolina Scholars program has enabled me to surround myself with like-minded peers who I have made close friends with. I have also been afforded the exciting opportunity to attend special seminar classes specifically designed for the EC Scholars program. I also have been given the ability to take a semester to study abroad and learn more about different cultures, expanding my understanding of different ideas and beliefs.
Since coming to ECU I have had the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Rising Leaders Circle. This has given me a great opportunity to develop my leadership skills through practical applications by organizing and coordinating the creation of passport events and volunteer activities here in the local community.
After graduation, I plan to attend medical school here at the Brody School of Medicine. My goal is to serve as a medical doctor in rural North Carolina.
During my first year here I have had to opportunity to host group volunteer activities in the community, these include visiting area nursing homes and volunteering at Give to The Troops. I have also volunteered at the Grimesland Medical Clinic which gives free medical care to patients who cannot afford the cost of regular healthcare facilities.