Full Name: Kaleb Lee Clark.
High School: Pickens High School. “During my freshman year I played percussion for the Pride of Pickens marching band; I participated in FBLA where I had the opportunity to travel to Anaheim, California, to compete at the national level in the role play competition testing my knowledge of customer service; I was business manager and photographer for the yearbook staff; and throughout all of high school I spent a lot of my time as a cashier at Zaxbys.”
Family: Parents, Debbie Jarvis and Kim Clark; sister Tiffany Greeson; and brother-in-law Matt Greeson; and niece Annistyn Quinn. It’s only fair to also mention Toni and Brenda Wood, who I’ve adopted as members of my family.”
Current Employment: “I am a full-time student, a resident assistant at College Station, and I am the sports editor for The Macon Statement.”
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in business.
Class Rank: Freshman.
Activities: “I am one of nine resident assistants at College Station, broadcast cameraman for MSC-TV, and sports editor for The Macon Statement. I love to play intramural volleyball when I get the chance, and I am planning on becoming involved with Phi Beta Lambda.”
Career Goals: “I’ve wanted to own my own business since I was eight. I like creating something out of nothing. Throughout high school and my early semesters here at Macon State I’ve learned that I enjoy improving systems and making them more efficient. Putting all this together, my current career goals are to first start my own business and then, once I have the experience, mentor future entrepreneurs as a business consultant or as a business teacher. I also dream of writing a fiction book series someday.”
He chose Macon State College because … “I saw that it had a good business program and it had a student newspaper that I wanted to be a part of. I wanted to attend a school with a student newspaper so I could learn what all the school had to offer and then share it with other students. I also liked the campus apartments at Macon State and the fact that you got your own room and bathroom.”
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was … “How helpful and encouraging the faculty is. As a freshman, I was treated with respect as if I’d been here for years.”
His favorite professor is … “James Sisson. He was my professor for English 1101 during my first semester at Macon State. He made class fun every day, but what I like most about him is that he encouraged me and gave me confidence in my writing.”
His favorite place to study is … “In my College Station apartment, usually with Pandora playing.”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I like to sing. I was in chorus in middle school with an amazing teacher, Ms. Godfrey, and I loved every minute of it.”
His friends make fun of him because … “I like to listen to Taylor Swift. More often than not, when a friend of mine finds a Taylor Swift CD in my truck, they laugh.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “It would have to be Jesus Christ. I sat and thought of different people that it would be nice to meet, like Taylor Swift, Natalie Portman, or Mel Gibson, but meeting Jesus in person would change my life and inspire me to be a better person.”
Five years from now he sees himself … “Life is so unpredictable that I don’t know where I’ll be in five years. I do plan on being graduated from Macon State with an increased knowledge of how to run a business and hopefully my writing skills will be improved. In the next five years I plan on starting my first book. I hope to have a steady income and be working toward my ultimate goal of raising a family.”