I am 20 years old. I am the daughter of Bobby and Melinda Sciple. I graduated from Kemper Academy with honors in 2011. I began taking college classes in 2010 while still in high school. I choose EMCC because it was close to home, it offered the classes I needed and I received excellent scholarships. I choose Healthcare Data Technology and Office Assistant as my fields of study because I enjoy working in the hospital and office setting. Most of my classes were online and it gave me a sense of freedom compared to regular classes. However, being successful in online classes takes a lot of studying, self-discipline, hard work and dedication.
What I’ve accomplished:
The instructors and staff at EMCC are exceptional. They are always willing to help. While at EMCC, I was a Freshman Homecoming Maid, a Student Ambassador, an officer in Phi Theta Kappa and president of the Student Government Association and Phi Beta Lambda. These organizations have helped me to become more outgoing and have given me great leadership qualities.
While at EMCC, I also worked at Montgomery Enterprises, Inc. (Money Matters) in Macon, Miss. However, after graduation, I hope to obtain a full-time job in my field of study.
My advice to future EMCC students is get involved. Being involved in organizations at EMCC kept me busy. It also t helped me to meet new people, allowed me to help out on campus and off campus, and help me establish life-long friendships.
What her instructor, Dr. Michelle Taylor, says:
Christina is a dedicated, motivated student. She was always prompt with any assignment, classroom or otherwise. The work was thoroughly done to the best of her ability. If there were any questions or concerns about was asked of her, she made sure that she asked for clarification before proceeding. However, she was not afraid to take initiative and try new ideas, either, if she felt strongly it was the proper thing to do.
She is caring student as well. Christina was always willing to help her fellow classmates or those around her. Numerous times she was called upon to assist, and she never failed to lend a helping hand.
One example, as Phi Beta Lambda president, she willingly went above and beyond to ensure that gifts for needy children were provided and delivered. When others failed to help as they indicated they would, she stepped forward. The extra time and effort involved at the end of the semester when final exams were being given were never considered. All that mattered is that the job must be done.