Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Kodia Patrick.
Hometown and Residence: Macon.
High School: William S. Hutchings Career Center.
Family: Father, Geames; mother, LaVanda; sister, Gianna.
Current Employment: Resident assistant, College Station residential halls at Macon State.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in psychology.
Class Rank: Junior.
Activities: President, Student African American Brotherhood; Macon State baseball club.
Career Goals: “My career goal is to become a Christian counselor and begin a ministry through various avenues or industries, including entertainment, food, clothing, and technology. “
He chose Macon State College because … “Initially, I chose Macon State because I wanted to pursue a career in electronic engineering and my parents knew the school would be a good choice for me. My parents would always tell me (and still do) that Macon State is a very reputable school."
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was … “The assistance the professors are more than willing to give. The opportunity to meet one-on-one with them helps me do a lot better on papers and tests.”
His favorite professor is … “Well, one of them is Dr. Myra Davis because she's a very clear and engaging professor. She is more than willing to help a student to get the best possible grade from her class.”
His favorite place to study is … “It depends on the day. On any given day I may settle in the Academic Resource Center or my apartment at College Station.”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I would love to be a chef and also own a pizza franchise one day.”
His friends make fun of him because … “I dress nicely and always have my Bible with me. They call me teacher or preacher man!”
Five years from now he sees himself … “Continuing to grow and reach new heights in my faith, prospering in every aspect of my life, and bringing as many people with me as I can. I want God to say ‘Now that's a man after my own heart.’"