Hometown/State: La Grange, North Carolina
Incoming EC Scholar Class (year): 2012
Scholarship(s) Awarded: Helen McLawhorn Memorial East Carolina Scholars Award
Major/Intended Major: Environmental Biology
Why did you choose to attend East Carolina University?
Growing up I was always a NC State fan, and planned on going to NC State. It wasn’t until I visited East Carolina University and learned about all of the opportunities the EC Scholar Program offered that I even considered ECU. Once I learned of the study abroad and undergraduate research that came with the EC Scholars Award my mind was set.
What has your scholarship enabled you to do?
I have met a lot of amazing people through the EC Scholars Program. Between activities such as sailing and ECU’s ropes course, I have already grown close to my fellow scholars, and I can tell we are going to grow even closer these next four years.
What special undergraduate research opportunities have you experienced at the university?
I have not had the opportunity to participate in any undergraduate research yet, but I am looking forward to the research opportunities the scholarship offers.
What unique leadership opportunities have you experienced at the university?
Being a freshman, I have had limited leadership opportunities thus far, but I plan on taking advantage of any opportunities I have in the future.
What are your career plans/aspirations?
I would like to pursue a career in ecology, but I am open to any other career paths that may interest me.
How have you made a positive impact while you have been at East Carolina University?
I am volunteering at a local living center as part of one of my EC Scholar classes, and have helped with trash removal on move-in day as part of the Honors College. The EC Scholars Program offers many service opportunities, and I plan to take advantage of them.