Academic Enhancement Academy Success Stories

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Academic Enhancement Academy 2009Pictured are five (5) students that participated in the 2009 AEA Program. These students are actively involved in academic and extracurricular activities. They serve in student leadership positions representing the Freshman Class.


 

Name: Codarrio A. Butler

Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Johnston, SC
High School: Strom Thurmond
Positions: Freshman Class President/ Class of 2013
Campus Organizations: SAAB (Student African American Brotherhood), Call Me Mister participant

 


Advice to new AEA students: Come to the Academic Enhancement Academy with an open mind. Everyday be prepared to learn as much as you can and network with fellow classmates, faculty & staff. Remember high school is over. The Bulldog experience allows you the opportunity to grow and become the best that you can be.


Personal Quote: “Not everyone can take back their yesterday but anyone can change their tomorrow.”


 

Name: Courtney Brown

Major: Nursing
Hometown: Fairfax, SC
High School: Allendale-Fairfax
Position: Miss Freshman/ Class of 2013
Campus Organizations: SCSU Royal Court

 


Advice to new AEA students: Embrace the opportunity to get a college education from SC State. It is awesome because you are always learning. Bulldog country is the place to be.


Personal Quote: “Always put God first and you are headed in the right direction.”


Name: Sayyid Davies
Major: Electrical Engineering Technology
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
High School: Manning
Position: Vice President/ Class of 2013
Campus Organizations: NAACP and Campus Activities Board


Advice to new AEA students: This is a good program to assist you with transition from high school to college. This experience will truly prepare you for college. Study, learn as much as you can and participate in activities.


Personal Quote: “Always strive to be the best.”


 

Name: Xavier Johnson

Major: Social Work
Hometown: Georgetown, SC
High School: Georgetown
Position: Freshman Class Senator/ Class of 2013
Campus Organizations: Campus Activities Board/ communications committee member

 


Advice to new AEA students: Come to college with an open mind and heart. Do not let anyone ruin your dreams. Always stay focused and practice good time management.


Personal Quote: “Reach for the stars so if you fall you will land in the clouds.”


 

Name: Anthony Criswell

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
High School: First Coast
Position: Freshman Class Secretary/ Class of 2013
Campus Organization: SAAB (Student African American Brotherhood)

 


Advice to new AEA students: Enroll in the AEA program. This experience will help you to realize and focus on your major as well as your short and long term goals.


Personal Quote: “To blessed to be stressed.”

 


 

Name: Shydia S. Council (not pictured)

Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Walterboro, SC
High School: Colleton County
Position: Freshman Class Business Manager/ Class of 2013
Campus Organization: Student National Education Association (SNEA)

 


Advice to new AEA students: Make sure to participate in the 2010 AEA summer experience. You will benefit all around, learn a lot in the classroom and have tutorial support as needed. The student activities are interesting and many are educational. SCSU is a new state of mind. This is the place I needed to be and very happy to be a proud bulldog.


Personal Quote: “Never doubt yourself on your road to success.”