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Why EMCC? The larger universities seemed overwhelming ...









Zack Boyer


Golden Triangle campus

Spring 2011 graduate

From Caledonia, Miss.​


How I got here:
I am 20 years old and the middle child of three. I am originally from Stow, Ohio. About 13 years ago, my father got a job transfer and our family moved to Caledonia. I attended Caledonia Elementary, Middle and High School. When my senior year of high school rolled around, I had no idea where I would like to attend college. I looked into many of the larger universities but, as I come from a small town, they just seemed a little too overwhelming. Then I looked into East Mississippi Community College. Its smaller size and welcoming atmosphere were just what I wanted.  

What I’m doing:
Ever since I was little, I have been taking things apart trying to figure out how they worked and trying to fix things that were broken. So, the choice to pursue an engineering degree was an easy one. The staff at EMCC made taking classes here enjoyable and stress‐free. If there was something I didn’t understand, I could always count on my teachers to explain it to me during their office hours or whenever they were free. EMCC gave me the jump start I needed for my future career.

What’s next:
After I graduate from EMCC, I plan to further my education at Mississippi State University and get my Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I hope to become very successful in my field. Thanks to EMCC, I feel closer to my goals than ever.
My advice:
Give every class you take the best you have.
Success comes only to those who work hard
and never give up.  
His instructor, Jill McTaggart, says:
Zack Boyer has the positive attitude, intellectual curiosity and perseverance that make him an outstanding student. He is consistently prepared for class and puts forth extra effort to ensure that he does his best. The desire Zack shows to be successful in his education will transfer over to his career. 
Good luck in your future, Zack!

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Mayhew, MS 39753
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CAFB, MS 39710
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