As a child I had the benefit of growing up in a rural
community, with the added bonus of living in a historic home on ninety
acres. While living with the surroundings of a forest, with a running
steam, I developed an abiding appreciation and respect for natural
surroundings. Living close to our nation’s capitol gave me the
opportunity to make the comparison of big city living to that of living
out in the country. I realized the importance of an in-depth education
and an appreciation of the differences in people’s customs and
At the age of twenty-one it can be difficult to choose and set permanent
goals because there are plethora's of options open to an intelligent
as well as imaginative young man. At this time, my goals are; to become
a Math teacher, United States Navy Jet Pilot, and Peace Corp Volunteer.
With these goals in mind, I am currently working toward that goal
by achieving another goal of mine, which is graduating from Elizabeth
City State University with a 3.5+ GPA. Achieving this short range
goal of obtaining my Bachelors in Science degree with a major in Mathematics
and a minor in Secondary Education will allow me to pursue my greater
long range goals. My commitment is to do my part in improving my local
environment as well as the environment afar. After obtaining a Bachelor
in Science, I will then move on to obtain my Masters and then my PhD.
Considering the opportunities my education will allow me to participate
in, I feel empowered, excited, and prepared to take on the responsibilities
and opportunities that present themselves to me because of my participation
at ECSU. The degree I receive will allow me to pursue all my goals
and achieve any one or more that I choose. I am thankful for all of
the opportunities offered to me by ECSU. I will always be proud to
be an Alumnus of Elizabeth City State University and know that my
time here will have served me well.
On top of all of my education through the normal course of school
I have also been accepted into the Undergraduate Research Experience
in Ocean/Marine Science here at Elizabeth City. It is a great experience
because it is teaching me a lot about local and global environmental
factors as close as the local watershed and as far as the ice sheets
in Greenland and the Antarctic. On top of that, I have learned how
to, and have, created my own professional website, and helped in the
production of our team website. With my team, we have taken simple
gaming software and improved on it to make it more appealing to people
by complicating it enough to draw in more people using C++ software.
All though this experience has a lot of fun, more importantly, it’s
been extremely informative.