Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full name: Alandra N. Justice
Hometown: Warner Robins
Family: Parents, Orlando and Alesia Justice; siblings, Orlando II, Shanele and Tanesia.
High School: North Pulaski High School, where she was secretary of the student council and student government association, and was a member of the volleyball and dance teams.
Current employment: Full-time student and a store worker at the Robins Air Force Base Commissary.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in early childhood education.
Class rank: Senior
Macon State Activities: “I am the secretary of FEMSC (Future Educators of Macon State College). I am also the co-secretary of MSCRC (Macon State College Reading Council).”
Career Goals: “I would ultimately like to obtain my doctorate and possibly become the principal of an elementary school in Georgia.”
She chose Macon State College because … “I wanted to attend a school I felt would accommodate my needs. I have developed wonderful relationships with my classmates. Attending a smaller college (instead of a large university) allows for great growth because you can develop better relationships with your professors.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “How friendly the staff is. Everyone I have met is always willing to help me with whatever I may need.”
Her favorite professor during spring semester 2008 is … “Dr. Laila Richman (assistant professor of education). Dr. Richman is also my advisor and has always made herself available for any assistance I may have needed, and made me feel truly welcome in the education program. Dr. Richman always greets everyone with a smile and makes going to class a pleasant experience.”
Her favorite place to study is … “My bedroom. Once I come home from a full day of school and work, I look forward to spending some time in my room. It’s an escape for me because I feel like I can clear my mind from any problems I may have had that day.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I absolutely love scary movies, and I would rather sleep than go out most of the time. I spend so much time between work and school, I look forward to sleeping.”
Her friends make fun of her because … “I am still scared of the dark.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “Martin Luther King Jr. He was a great leader and his methods brought about great change during the civil rights movement. It’s important for people to know that great change can be brought about without violence. I think we can better appreciate where we are by knowing where we've been.”
Five years from now she sees herself … “Married, and finishing up my doctorate.”