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Elite Pirates Feature

Name: Eric Green
Age: 20
Grade: Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Major: Accounting
Dream job: Chief Financial Officer of the Charlotte Bobcats
Hobbies/ interests: Playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and watching TV
Favorite hangout: Student Rec Center
Favorite place to eat: McDonaldâ€,s
Favorite movie: Love Don't Cost a Thing
Can't live without: My Bible

Senior accounting major Eric Green said that his leadership experiences began after he became an orientation assistant, which led to him joining other organizations. He then joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. where he is now the vice president. He later became a part of SGA and currently serves as the student body treasurer. Green also helped bring two organizations to campus-Collegiate 100 and the National Association of Black Accountants.

Green, who said that he didn't become active in student organizations until his sophomore year, said that he has learned much from his leadership roles.

"I have learned that I can make a lasting impact, something sustainable that people will remember down the road," he said. "I also want to motivate others to make an impact and to better the community."

When Green found out that he was an Elite Pirate, he said he felt like he had won the Super Bowl and was going to Disney World.

"This is a big accomplishment for me and something I have wanted for awhile," he said. "I am proud of how everything has worked together and I have gotten to this point."

As far as what excites him most about being an Elite Pirate, Eric, like most of the other students, agrees that he is looking forward to being a role model for others.

"I like to be known as a person who inspires others and motivates them to better themselves and their families," he said. "I want to be a role model not just for younger people, but older people as well."

Green also looks forward to the future of the program and the mentioned the importance of the social justice symposium. He said that by working together on one project, everyoneâ€,s leadership skills were strengthened.

"We are all coming from different walks of life," he said. "When you work on a project as an individual, you will choose what interests you. But, when you are coming together to work with others, you have to realize that their ideas are important as well and strive for a common goal."

During his time at ECU, Green said he loves the incredible spirit of the university.

"Everyone has that Pirate Nation pride," he said. "No matter what, we want to represent our school in the best way possible."

After graduating, Green plans to attend graduate school at ECU to earn his MBA. He then wants to work his way up the corporate ladder at the Bank of America in Charlotte and eventually become the CFO of the Charlotte Bobcats.

When he graduates, Green said he will miss the people at ECU and the general friendliness of the campus.

"I truly wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for meeting others and simply interacting with them," he said. "People love someone they can relate to and talk to, so I encourage everyone to stay friendly and open-minded."

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