Kofi A. Monney
Hometown/State: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2010
Scholarship(s) Awarded: Mabel E. and Max E. Minges EC Scholars Award; Loonis McGlohon EC Scholars Award
Major/Intended Major: Chemistry
Why did you choose to attend East Carolina University
I knew East Carolina would provide a nurturing environment that would allow me to develop and grow both as a student and as a person. Coming to ECU would also present me with the once in a lifetime opportunity to be a member of the inaugural class of the Honors College.
What has your scholarship enabled you to do?
My scholarship has enabled me the freedom to focus on my education and not worry about financial obligations. This granted freedom has made my transition from high school to college a lot smoother and given me a chance to explore service projects and student clubs. My scholarship has also given me the opportunity to study abroad. With money provided I was able to travel to Ghana to work on a public health service project.
What unique leadership opportunities have you experienced at the university?
Last year I worked as a residential advisor. It was a wonderful experience that gave me the chance to meet lots of different types of people. It also opened my eyes to many of the different events and programs that ECU provides for its students.
What are your career plans/aspirations?
My plan is to become either a pediatrician or a physician who specializes in sports medicine. Medicine is a career path that has always interested me.
How have you made a positive impact while you have been at East Carolina University?
I have made a positive impact by being open and engaging with the residents I was responsible for as a RA. I have also made a positive impact by volunteering in the community and tutoring some of my fellow peers.