My true measure of success comes not from my personal successes, but from the success of the many students I have had the privilege of mentoring while on my college journey. As a U.S. Army veteran and non-traditional student, I have been extremely fortunate in my college career to have achieved and surpassed all of my goals. I proudly served two terms as the chapter president for Phi Theta Kappa at Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) and also served as regional president for Phi Theta Kappa in 2013-2014. In these positions I learned the philosophy of servant-leadership, and this philosophy informs what I do every day. In addition, I have had the distinction of serving on the judicial boards for CFCC for the last two years, as a student representative.
Being able to pass on to my fellow students the academic and life lessons I have learned has been the most gratifying aspect of college life for me. I stand by the notion that when a person is given opportunities to succeed he should in turn provide a similar opportunity to someone else. The North Carolina Community College system allowed me to flourish and give back, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity.