Full Name: Carol Lynn Young.
Hometown: Thomson, Ga.
Residence: Warner Robins.
High School: Thomson High School, where she was a member of Future Homemakers of America, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America and yearbook staff and drama stage manager and award-winning photographer.
Family: Husband, Paul Young; son, Jason Young.
Current Employment: Full -time graduate student.
Degree: Bachelor of arts in history, Class of 2012.
Macon State Activities: History Student Organization, Phi Theta Kappa.
Career: “I’m currently enrolled at Georgia College and State University in the master of arts in teaching program with a specialty in secondary history education. I hope to secure a teaching position for high school history after graduation in May 2013.”
She chose Macon State College because … “It was a good option for a local, reasonably priced degree.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “I found a true gem in Macon State. My need for a local, reasonably priced degree turned into one of the most rewarding and special times of my life. The professors in the history and political science department are some of the most challenging and wonderful professors out there. They pushed us to excel daily and I am a better student, historian, educator, and person because of them.”
Her favorite professor was … “Dr. Stephen Taylor. Dr. Taylor's passion for history and his students is unwavering. He has been a fantastic mentor and I will take the lessons that I learned from him with me forever.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I enjoy landscape photography.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “Sandra Day O'Connor. In her years on the Supreme Court, she reviewed cases individually on their own merits, did not try to legislate from the bench, and kept an open mind about the cases before her. She is a terrific role model for all women.”
Five years from now she sees she … “Teaching high school history and government. I also hope to be working on my master’s in history.”