Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: J.P. Mitchell.
Current Residence: Macon.
High School: Trinity Christian School, where he was on the football, wrestling, and baseball teams.
Family: Mom, Paula Mitchell; dad, Jim Mitchell; sister, Kellie Graham; brother, Trent Mitchell.
Current Employment: “I am a full-time student, but I am a wrestling referee in the winter.”
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in history, secondary education track.
Class Rank: Sophomore.
Activities: President, Macon State Baseball Club.
Career Goals: “I would like to become a high school or college baseball coach so I can continue to be a part of the game.”
He chose Macon State College because … “I am able to get my degree without having to go into debt.”
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was … “How nice all the professors are, at least the ones I have had. They always offer you extra help and do everything they can to help you do your best in their class. Also, it’s really affordable to go here.”
His favorite professor is … "I have two, Dr. Steven Wallace and Dr. Jeremy Aikin, both assistant professors of math. I haven’t had Dr. Wallace for a class but he helped me start the baseball club. He is also very helpful with questions about my classes. I had Dr. Aikin for Math 1101. He is also very helpful to any of his students in or out of class. He is also one of the faculty advisors for the baseball club."
His favorite place to study is … “At my house in my room so I can focus.”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I’m single. Ha ha.”
His friends make fun of him because of … “My face plant slide at a baseball tournament last fall.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “Ty Cobb, because he was one of the greatest baseball players of all time.”
Five years from now he sees himself … “Hopefully coaching full-time somewhere with a few national championship rings on my hand from playing Macon State club baseball.”