Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Martellis J. Curtis.
Hometown: Douglas, Ga.
High School: Coffee High School, where he was a member of the teen advisory board, drama club, and basketball team.
Current Employment: “I work in the Academic Advising Center at Macon State and attend school full-time.”
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in public service.
Class Rank: Senior.
Activities: Macon State Student African American Brotherhood.
Career Goals: “I want to become a counselor because I have the qualities suited to that kind of career. I would like to put them to use to better others, as well as myself.”
He chose Macon State College because … “It was affordable, and I really enjoyed the campus atmosphere when I came for a visit. The small class sizes attracted me, too.”
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was … “How great and dedicated the Student Support Services staff members are to helping students reach their full potential.”
His favorite professor is … “Michael Stewart, who connects the information he teaches to day-to-day situations. I take a psychology course from him.”
His favorite place to study is … “My room, at my desk.”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I have written more than 200 poems.”
His friends make fun of him because … “I am stubborn, but I see it as loyalty.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “Shawn Michaels, because he is my favorite WWE superstar.”
Five years from now he sees himself … “Off to a good start in my career.”