Full Name: Summer Georgette Leverett.
Hometown: Warner Robins.
High School: Houston County High School.
Family: “I am a very family oriented person and love to spend time with my family, especially when we’re just relaxing at home. My husband and I have been together for eight years and we have four children: My daughter, Sapphire, my sons, Devaun and Davian, and my stepson, D.J.”
Current Employment: “I currently work at Victoria’s Secret, which I love.”
Degree Objective: Bachelor of arts in history.
Class Rank: “I am a senior, and definitely excited about graduating in May.”
Activities: “I enjoy participating in different organizations at Macon State and try to join organizations that represent my interests. I am the president of the Student Government Association, president of Model African Union, and president of the Pre-Law Society. I am also a member of the Student Affairs Committee, Student Conduct Board, and I am the student representative on the newly formed Faculty Senate.”
Career Goals: “Since I was five years old I have wanted to be an attorney. I have an innate gift that allows me to express my position on any given topic, especially if it is in disagreement with someone else. I would love to be a trial lawyer, so that I could get paid to argue, but even more than that I would be able to work on behalf of my community. I am most interested in criminal law and human rights law, by way of international law.”
She chose Macon State College because … “It was the most practical choice for me because it is close to home, affordable, and offered me the opportunity to achieve my career goals. The institution has a strong sense of community, which in turn encourages students to be active in their communities.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “The challenging atmosphere set by the faculty and administration. It will better prepare me for my future career.”
Her favorite professor is … “All of my professors have been awesome! There are some professors who have continued to be an inspiration and a driving force in my life. Dr. Mary Mears opened my mind to new ways of thinking and facilitated a means for me to express my political nature through the Model African Union. Dr. Jim Decker shared his fervor for politics and sparked in me a thirst for knowledge. Dr. Carol Melton has given me a sense of appreciation for English grammar and a curiosity that intrigues me to think critically about the world around me. And Dr. Stephen Taylor has challenged me every step of the way, expecting nothing but my best and refusing to accept anything less; all the while encouraging me to reach for my goals.”
Her favorite place to study is … “Wherever I can, whether it’s in the honors study room, cafeteria, student life office, at work, or at home, as long as I can find a halfway quiet space, I’m fine. I’m always on the go so I don’t have the luxury of being choosy.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I am a very sensitive about other people who may be considered unable to defend themselves.”
Her friends make fun of her because … “I cannot function well without coffee. I am officially addicted to Starbucks because I need it to stay on top of my activities.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “James Madison, who is often referred to as the Father of the Constitution. It is amazing that someone at such a young age could do so much to shape the framework of the U.S. Constitution. I would like to ask James Madison about his thought process and what he perceived the impact of this document would be at the time it was written.”