Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Christopher Homer Wright.
Hometown: Fort Valley.
Residence: Warner Robins.
High School: Warner Robins High School.
Family: “There are five of us: my dad, Homer, and, mother, Gracie, me, my older brother, Travis, and my sister, Shanna. I’m the middle child and would not have it any other way. Also, there is my Aunt Dempsey and her son, Desmond. They are as close to immediate family as you can possibly get.”
Current Employment: Stock associate, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in communications.
Class Rank: Senior.
Activities: “I am a member of the Macon State student organization called Dynamic Artists, aka Dynamic Expression.”
Career Goals: “I want to be a singer/songwriter. Basically, I want to be an all-around artist. This goal has been a dream since, like, forever. I cannot imagine myself doing anything else. I could sit in a cubical and have a desk job, but it would not fit me. My aspirations not only extend to music but also to modeling and acting. When I am on a stage it just feels right. I enter a different state of mind that cannot be explained, but other artists understand that when I make that statement. My degree can help me in this area; for example, I can create my own music videos. I realized that I am not built to lead an ordinary life, but God has built me to lead an extraordinary one. I will accept nothing less.”
He chose Macon State College because … “It’s convenient. Originally I went to school in Virginia and decided to come back home. Macon State has been a blessing. The cost is a drop in the bucket compared to other institutions. Students are getting a quality education for a reasonable cost.”
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was … “The depth of education that students get. Also, I was surprised at all extracurricular opportunities that can be taken advantage of.”
His favorite professor is … “Questions like this are hard because I do not want to leave anyone out. In truth, I actually have four favorite professors: Dr. Heather Braun, from whom I took the special topics class based on the Femme Fatale; Dr. Amy Berke, who helps me with scheduling my classes; Dr. Karmen Lenz, from whom I took “History of Print;” and Sydney Chalfa, from whom I took “Digital Storytelling.” The common theme among all of them is that they all support and have supported my artistic endeavors. Professor Chalfa told me early on that she could tell that I was going to be a character. My reaction was, ‘Good, now I can act like I want.’”
His favorite place to study is … “Truthfully, I have unorthodox study habits. I study in different places that may not seem to be typical study areas. Sometimes, I will study in front of the television with some notes in hand looking at both notes and television. I can do that and still make an A on a test. My dad always asks me how I can study in front of a television. The simple answer is, I just can!”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I am a pastor’s kid who happens to be one of the worship leaders at my father’s church, New Beginnings Fellowship International.”
His friends make fun of him because … “Sometimes I tend to talk fast or too low. I believe the reason for this is because I tend to think about a lot of things while I am talking.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “It would have to be pro wrestler Shawn Michaels. He has recently retired from competition, but I believe he is the best to ever lace up a pair of boots. Even more, I admire his story. During the first part of his career he was a cocky athlete who was at the top of his game, only to be brought down in his prime with a back injury. He returned after a four-year sabbatical as a born-again Christian, and he was better than ever. He came back as a more humble person. He got his priorities straight and what he did as an occupation was not as important as God, his wife or his kids. But he still took pride in what he did. What I admire most is his ability to be the best in an industry that is not really Christian-based, but he represented Jesus in an extraordinary manner. That is the type of person I want to be to the music industry.”
Five years from now he seems himself … “Most likely touring, singing, writing, dancing, modeling, acting, and getting married. Basically, I want to do it all.”