Hayden - Tyler

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EC Scholars - Class of 2015

Tyler Hayden

Hometown/State: Leesburg, Virginia

Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2011

Scholarship(s) Awarded: Helen McLawhorn Memorial East Carolina Scholars Award

Major/Intended Major: Biochemistry

Why did you choose to attend East Carolina University?

I chose to attend East Carolina University because I felt that I was offered academic and service opportunities that I would not have been able to find at any other university. It seems like there is something for everyone at East Carolina and I feel that I can explore my future as a student and EC Scholar.

What has your scholarship enabled you to do?

I believe my scholarship will allow me to pursue academic and service opportunities that could impact my life and career. It will allow me to venture into areas that I would not normally be able to explore and to maximize my college experience.

What special undergraduate research opportunities have you experienced at the university?

Hopefully, I will be able to do research in different fields as they relate to biochemistry. Whether it is with another student, teaching assistant, or professor; I hope to pursue many research opportunities while an EC Scholar. I believe these research opportunities will have an impact on my graduate studies and future career.

What unique leadership opportunities have you experienced at the university?

As an EC Scholar I will take delve into leadership positions in which I can make a difference for the University and the Greenville community. I believe as an EC Scholar I will be able to make a huge difference in people's lives by helping them in their areas of need. I want to start a foundation as and EC Scholar in order to benefit a specific cause in the Greenville community.

What are your career plans/aspirations?

As biochemistry major, I hope to pursue a career in medicine. At the moment I am steered toward dentistry; however, I have also given sport medicine and other related fields consideration.

How have you made a positive impact while you have been at East Carolina University?

As an EC Scholar I hope to make a difference through my academic explorations and service. I hope to become a leader on the East Carolina campus and help my fellow students and citizens of the Greenville community reach their goals. By the end of my time as an EC Scholar, I believe my actions, service, and pursuits will not only help me grow but ultimately allow East Carolina to prosper.

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