This Pirate is helping the community
through electrical engineering
Michael Johnson has seen his share of hurricanes, ice and windstorms, working day or night to restore power to communities in eight states as a longtime employee of Edgecombe-Martin EMC.
What is something cool about ECU that you wish you knew during your first year? I was intimidated the first year until I learned that even though I am older than everyone in my class, the traditional students struggle with the same issues as me.
What advice do you have for other students? Persevere no matter how hard it gets.
Written by: Bre Lewis
Photography by: Cliff Hollis
College: College of Engineering and Technology
Major: Engineering with a concentration in electrical engineering
Hometown: Speed, North Carolina
Hobbies & Interests: Weightlifting and drag racing
Favorite place to eat: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite Movie: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Favorite website: Jegs.com
Favorite place on campus: The bench outside of Bate
Favorite hangout: In the shop, working on my race car
Favorite class: Power Systems
Favorite TV show: Tucker Carlson
Favorite band/musician: Stevie Ray Vaughn
Professor who influenced you the most: Dr. Castles
The one thing you cannot live without: God
Dream Job: I have been working my dream job for 28 years at Edgecombe-Martin EMC
Role model: My dad
Your words to live by: Treat people as you want to be treated.