Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: John David "J.D." Money
High School: Graduated as a home-schooled student, but also attended Central Fellowship Christian Academy and Peach County High School, where he participated in cross-country, football and basketball.
Family: Parents, Robin and Dixie Money; brothers, Joseph and Joshua.
Current Employment: Tutor and assistant in Macon State's foreign language lab.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of arts in history. "I hope to continue my education with a master's and doctorate in a field relating to historical philosophy and the evolutionary shifts of social beliefs."
Class Rank: Junior
Macon State Activities: President, Honors Society and Student Government Association; participated in MSC Model UN club and MSC-TV. Received the first Gwen Sell Sorrell Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Macon State College Foundation to qualified students who want to study abroad.
Career Goals: Teach at a university and write a few books.
He chose Macon State College because... "It provides a great foundation for my master's and doctorate. The quality of education and the passion of my professors are two characteristics that attracted me first off. The diversity and small class sizes provide an environment for learning that cannot be found at many colleges."
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was... "The amount of diverse plant life and beautiful landscaping that the College has to offer."
His favorite professor during fall semester 2007 was... "Dr. Carol Melton (assistant professor of history). Dr. Melton presented 19th Century Europe in a way that was relative and passionate to the class."
His favorite place to study is... "Upstairs in the library or beside the lake."
One thing people don't know about him is... "I have had the chance to travel to six different countries and will be traveling to Madrid this summer. I tell people that seeing other countries is not something I just want to do, but something I have to do."
His friends make fun of him because... "I would rather watch Andy Griffith or talk about history than almost anything else."
The one person he'd most like to meet is... "Martin Luther. He not only encouraged people to think for themselves on religious matters, but he valued the individual's conscious above all else."
Five years from now he sees himself... "Continuing to learn more about the world around me and hopefully sharing knowledge that has been taught to me to others."