La’Quon Rogers is a native of Ayden, N.C., a 2012 graduate of Ayden-Grifton High, a 2015 graduate of Pitt Community College with an Associate in Arts. During his relatively short lifetime, he has formed his own opinion concerning leadership. He believes that in order to be an effective leader one must have the heart of a servant, the willpower of a soldier, and the ability to leave the impact of a lifetime in a single moment.
His most recent accomplishments include being elected as the president of East Carolina University Student Government Association and chosen as Business Strategy & Development Intern for Mary's Care, Inc.
In addition, while at Pitt Community College, he put together a remarkable academic career through hard work in the classroom and with many campus and state organizations. La’Quon received the Pitt Community College Study Abroad Scholarship traveling to France and Spain. He became the first student from his college to be awarded the prestigious Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award presented to him on March 20, 2015. Only one person in the State is chosen.
He also served as the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association president representing over 800,000 students throughout 58 community colleges, and an ex-officio of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges from 2014-2015. When speaking about La’Quon, Dr. Scott Ralls, former president of the North Carolina Community College system said, “As system president for the past seven years, and a local community college president for six years proceeding, I have had the great opportunity to interact with thousands and thousands of students. In all those years, I can honestly say I have never met a student with the leadership gifts of La’Quon Rogers. La’Quon certainly represents the best that community colleges have to offer.”
La’Quon is currently a first-generation transfer student at East Carolina University; pursuing a double major; Bachelors of Science in Business Administration concentrating in Management and Bachelors of Science in Political Science, with focus on international relations.
He was humbled to serve as the commencement speaker for his graduating class of more than 650 graduates. Upon hearing his speech, a Bless Your Heart Contributor to the Daily Reflector, May 16, 2015 wrote “Bless your heart to the graduating PCC Student Body President who spoke at the graduation. He is an impressive young man who delivered a message that was inspirational and humorous. As a matter of fact, it may have been the best graduation speech ever. Well done young man, your family has a lot to be proud of.”