Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full name: Veronica Lee Ayers.
Hometown: Camden-Wyoming, Del.
Residence: Warner Robins.
High School: Attended Houston County High School and Baltimore City College High School, where she played saxophone and participated in the marching bands, and graduated from Caesar Rodney High School, where she was a member of the unity club, gospel choir and the Business Professionals of America (BPA).
Family: “My mother is Mary E. Ayers and my father is Mark B. Ayers, who is a current Macon State and Wayland Baptist University student. I have two sisters, Montoia Combs and Sierra Ayers. I also have a wonderful fiancé, Lester Ward Jr., who is also a current Macon State student, and a puppy, Jaspar Dewey Ayers.”
Current Employment: “I am a part-time worker at the Nola Brantley Library in Warner Robins.”
Degree Objective: Bachelor’s degree in math and a master’s degree in accounting.
Class Rank: Sophomore.
Activities: “Prior to moving to Georgia, while in Delaware, I was an active leader in the church praise and worship team and an active member in ‘Get Real,’ a team-oriented group that focused on young adult life concepts. I was also a Vacation Bible School crew leader and an active mentor in the Big Brother-Big Sisters Organization and I was a participant in their recruiting campaigns. I attended Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) and was in the student support services club. I modeled for the DTCC 2006 course schedule book and played a primary role in a commercial for the DTCC new students welcoming orientation. I participated in the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization and was crowned Miss Mid-Atlantic in 2006 and Miss Georgetown in 2007.”
Career Goals: “My goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), establish and manage an accounting firm and become a mathematics teacher for a not-for-profit organization. I am a person who enjoys solving problems and the rules for math are unchanging. Also, there is always employment in the field of accounting.”
She chose Macon State College because … “The tuition is affordable for such a great school. I really like the environment and the location of the campus and, above all, I like the workers and teachers at the campus – they are very pleasant. Even though the school is constantly growing with more faculty and students, Macon State makes you feel like you are the most important person when you need assistance. Macon State really works with you as a student.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “There are events going on nearly every week or month that are sponsored by the Office of Student Life. They hand out snow cones, cake, personalized items and much more on certain days of the week or month. I really enjoy this about Macon State because not very many colleges do this for students. I am glad I attend a college that really cares about the morale of its students.”
Her favorite professor is … “Blanche Presley. She is such a wonderful math teacher. She explains the subject very well and helps you understand and grasp the information. Also, she gives a lot of practice material that helps her students obtain high grades on their exams as long as they apply themselves.”
Her favorite place to study is … “The Macon State Library because it is very quiet. The Library has study rooms upstairs with large tables and computers, making it a great area to study and work in groups.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I want a large family with five children.”
Her friends make fun of her because … “I don’t get made fun of as much now as when I was younger, but I do have a bad habit that I have had since I was very young - biting my fingernails.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “My great-grandmother on my mother’s side of the family. I would like to meet her because my mother always tells me I remind her of her grandmother and that I look like her. I believe I will meet her in Heaven one day.”
Five years from now she sees herself … “Having a joy filled marriage to Lester Ward Jr., having at least one child, continuing my education, working in a CPA firm and living in a house somewhere in Central Georgia or Florida.”