Hometown/State: West End, North Carolina
Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2011
Scholarship(s) Awarded: Bate Special Funds
Major/Intended Major: Nursing
Why did you choose to attend East Carolina University?
While touring colleges as a senior in high school, East Carolina stuck out in my mind. After stepping foot onto the campus, I knew ECU was where I was supposed to be. The campus is amazing and the sense of belonging that students feel as a part of Pirate Nation is contagious.
What has your scholarship enabled you to do?
The scholarship has allowed me to attend ECU without the burden of how I am going to pay for it. As an EC Scholar, I will be able to embrace diverse and challenging educational opportunities that will help me grow as a student and as a person.
What special undergraduate research opportunities have you experienced at the university?
As an incoming freshman, I would love to be able to embrace an undergraduate research opportunity in the medical field to enhance my knowledge, as I become a nurse.
What unique leadership opportunities have you experienced at the university?
I plan to embrace the leadership opportunities that are presented to me through the EC Scholars program through my years at ECU.
What are your career plans/aspirations?
I plan on becoming a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse Practitioner. I want to spend time in a high intensity NICU to become experienced in a diverse range of cases and then transfer back to my small hometown hospital.
How have you made a positive impact while you have been at East Carolina University?
I hope to be able to serve others in the East Carolina community through various volunteer opportunities. As an EC Scholar, I hope to be a leader in numerous student organizations and therefore impact the overall student body at East Carolina.