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Hometown/State: Havelock, North Carolina
Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2012
Scholarship(s) Awarded: Eloise "Cooker" Morton Lewis and Annie "Pat" Morton Williams East Carolina Scholars Award
Major/Intended Major: Nursing
In the fall of my senior year of high school I met with representatives from East Carolina University, and after hearing about all the opportunities and activities offered, I was immediately drawn to the university. I visited ECU and from then on the school never left my mind. The campus was so welcoming and there was such a great feeling of community. While on campus, I was able to meet with several students and professors who were all eager to get to know me, talk with me, and answer any questions that I had. What caught my attention though was how much the university values all of its students and how much support there is for the students and for families.
My scholarship has allowed me to take part in several opportunities, including leadership and volunteer opportunities. I am also able to take part in challenging courses that will help me develop my leadership skills as well as my knowledge with other motivated and passionate students. It has also given me a chance to study abroad, an amazing opportunity I wouldn't have had otherwise.
My sophomore year I was able to take part in the Engagement and
Outreach Scholars Academy, which allowed me to intern with an ECU faculty
member on a research project. With my internship I was able to do a lot of research
involving the effect of fitness level of a pregnant woman on the pregnancy
outcome and child health.
I've had several leadership opportunities in my classes, such as
leading group discussions and projects. In addition, I have served as an Honors
College Ambassador and EC Scholar Roundtable member, and I hope to have more
opportunities for leadership on campus in the future.
I plan to become either a trauma or perioperative nurse, spending some
time working in Eastern North Carolina and then hopefully traveling abroad to
Other than volunteering, I have participated in intramurals, Club
Rugby, and the Rock Climbing Club.
I have been able to make a positive impact by volunteering at a few
organizations, such as Golden Living Center, Hope Lodge, and Habitat for
Humanity. I plan to continue serving the East Carolina community by
participating in volunteer opportunities and student organizations on campus,
and will hopefully be a leader for some of these activities.