Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Ashley Bianca Turner.
High School: Miller Grove High School, where she was a member of the Lady Wolverines track and field team, and the Future Business Leaders of America and Family Career and Community Leaders of America clubs.
Family: Father, Lonzo Turner; mother, Rose Turner; and sisters, Celestine Turner and Monique Turner.
Current Employment: Full-time student.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in psychology.
Class Rank: Sophomore.
Macon State Activities: Student Ambassador and member of the Cheer Club. “Let’s Go Blue Storm!!”
Career Goals: “I want to become a psychologist and open a private practice in Atlanta.”
She chose Macon State College because … “It was close to home, but not too close, and tuition is not expensive. I also love the small-town atmosphere.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “I was surprised when I first came here that Macon State did not have dorms, but it does now. I was also surprised at how good the chicken wings in the cafeteria are!”
Her favorite professor is … “Dr. Charles Cliett. He allows his students to say whatever is on their minds, and he makes his lectures interesting. He leaves me thinking about my life and how I am responsible for my own education. Because of Dr. Cliett, I changed my major to psychology. He is an intelligent and very funny man.”
Her favorite place to study is … “I know this may make me sound like a nerd, but my favorite place to study is in the Library and ARC. I have access to all the resources and I am provided with outstanding tutors in every subject.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I sleep with a nightlight and I still have my childhood Pooh bear blanket.”
Her friends make fun of her because … “I am very loud, sometimes silly, and I talk with a Southern accent.”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “My great-great uncle, Nat Turner. Nat Turner led many slaves to freedom during a slave revolt in Virginia and because of that, he was killed. I would ask him what made him fight for his freedom.”
Five years from now she sees herself … “In graduate school and working as a middle school guidance counselor. I also plan to own a bulldog that I will name Cookies.”