Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full name: Kevion Arory Chatfield.
High School: Turner County High School, where he was president of the Family Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), a youth leader board member for the state chapter of FCCLA, vice president of the Youth Advisory Council, and a participant in Y-Club, Sigma Lambda Chi and Youth Apprenticeship.
Family: “I have an amazing mother and grandmother, a brisk brother and a wonderful extended family.”
Current Employment: Student assistant in the Macon State College Office of Student Life.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in biology.
Class Rank: Freshman.
Macon State College Activities: Member, Honors and Awards Committee.
Career Goals: “I plan to go to medical school. Since cancer has been very common in my family, I have been motivated to make the lives of those with cancer better. I want to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families.”
He chose Macon State College because… “Macon State was number one on my list, because I heard of the wonderful biology program offered here. Also, the teacher-to-student ratio was perfect for me. Here, you are able to get in touch with your professors at any time and get a quick response.”
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was ... ”The tuition here is very economical for the value of education you receive. Often you get what you pay for, but here you get what you paid for and more.”
His favorite professor during spring semester 2008 is … “Dr. Julie Lester (assistant professor of political science) is hands down my favorite professor this semester. Her passion to teach is exhibited each day in class. It is very easy to learn from someone who wants her students to excel.”
Her favorite place to study is … “I enjoy studying outside near Macon State College’s game room. The plant life out there is breathtaking. It’s a wonderful place to relax and study peacefully.”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I love to travel. I have visited every state on the east coast, and I’m slowly moving my way over to the west.”
His friends make fun of him because … “They think I’m weird because I sleep during the day and study all night.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “Harriet Tubman. I would like to know at what point she decided to put her life at risk to help save the lives of others.”
Five years from now he sees himself … “In medical school.”