Hometown/State: Louisburg, NC
Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2012
Scholarship(s) Awarded: Bate Special Funds
Major/Intended Major: Information and Computer Technology
Why did you choose to attend East Carolina University?
I chose ECU because of the close-knit community the Honors College and the EC Scholars program creates. Walking onto this campus and seeing how all of the Honors College staff already knew my name made me feel more comfortable with the transition to college. It makes me feel like I matter and am more than just another student at the university.
What has your scholarship enabled you to do?
The EC Scholars scholarship has allowed me to attend a major four-year university cost free. This takes a huge burden off of my family. In the future I will be able to study abroad which would not be possible without this scholarship. Finally, the EC Scholars program also enables me to help improve Eastern North Carolina.
What special undergraduate research opportunities have you experienced at the university?
I have not had the opportunity to complete any undergraduate research, but in the future I plan to research the security aspects of Cloud computing and storage.
What unique leadership opportunities have you experienced at the university?
The EC Scholars Program not only focuses on academics, but tries to mold us into the future leaders we will become. Throughout my four years at East Carolina University the EC Scholars Program will provide me with substantial, unique leadership opportunities.
What are your career plans/aspirations?
Within my major there are different concentrations. I plan to concentrate on the security aspect of Information Technology. With this concentration my career plans are to work with the Federal government and keep their networks safe and secure.