Macon State College MVPs is a web feature that profiles notable students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Full Name: Kelly Nicole Geeslin.
Hometown and Residence: Macon.
High School: Tattnall Square Academy. During her high school years she participated in the National Beta Club, National Forensic League, church youth choir, Latin Club, Spanish Club, Art Club, yearbook photography, art shows, Debate Team, Drama Club, First Priority, science fair (2nd place regional 2005, writer and artist for Spotlight literary magazine, volunteering with All About Animals, Loaves and Fishes, Mentor's Project and Rebuilding Together.
Family: Parents, David and Kathy Geeslin; brother, Michael Geeslin.
Current Employment: Full-time student.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in communications and information technology with a major in new media.
Class Rank: Senior.
Activities: Vice president and S.T.O.P. liaison officer of the Women Studies Association (WSA), staff writer for the Macon Statement, anchor and reporter for MSC-TV, S.T.O.P. member, Boulevard Blues dancing.
Career Goals: “I want to find a career where I can utilize my talents and love of communications or the humanities or one that utilizes my passions for human rights and Christianity. I would love to find a career where honesty and compassion are encouraged. I would like to do something where I feel I am making a difference.”
She chose Macon State College because … “I saw Macon State as my opportunity to get an affordable education and to have a school environment that had both traditional and non-traditional students from all walks of life.”
The one thing that surprised her about Macon State was … “It had a degree program as unique and dynamic as the CIT program. Once I heard about the CIT program, I was immediately intrigued by how much a person could do with such a program. I loved the idea of being able to combine the use of my natural talents in English and communications with learning about IT, which I had not studied much before then. I realized that IT was becoming more and more important in our society and would be useful in any field of work or pursuit I would have after college. I love how I am constantly able to see how the things I am learning in the CIT program relate to the world around me so much.”
Her favorite professor is … “Dr. Monica Young-Zook because she is such an amazing, energetic person, whom I have really gotten to connect with ever since I first came to Macon State. Ever since I started Macon State, I have seen her passion for learning and for different causes that has inspired me. I had Dr. Young-Zook for Introduction to Literary Studies, and I found the class both challenging and fascinating. Even before I took her class, I worked with Dr. Young-Zook through the WSA and got to see her energy and compassion for global and community issues. She is an intelligent, thoughtful person, who really seems to listen to people. I can tell that she really thinks about what a person is telling her and that she responds in a thoughtful manner. She is unique, caring, and hard-working. It seems like she is always either researching something, helping students, or doing something for the WSA or other causes.”
Her favorite place to study is ... “Next to the coffee shop in the Professional Sciences building near the glass wall that overlooks the lake. I love to look out at the water and the geese that are sometimes there while I study, especially if I have a white chocolate mocha or a strawberry smoothie.”
One thing people don’t know about her is … “I have been as far north as New York and Chicago and as far south as Panama City and a small town in Mexico.”
Her friends make fun of her because ... “I have blonde hair, so we blame my goof-up moments on my blonde hair!”
The one person she’d most like to meet is … “Mother Teresa because she was such a compassionate person. She cared about the problems people all over the world had, and she actually went out and did something about them. She sacrificed so much to help the poor and to help everyone she came in contact with. She had wonderful faith and trusted God to help her through everything. She was full of wisdom, and I think I would love talking with her and hearing the things she would say and seeing the things she would do today.”
Five years from now she sees herself … “Married to someone I dearly love, happily working in a job where I feel I am making a difference, and doing volunteer work when I can. Most importantly, I see myself walking out my faith in God each day.”