EGSC would like to introduce Chase Arrington, the September EGSC Alumni Spotlight recipient. Chase graduated from EGSC in spring of 2012 with an Associate of Arts in General Studies.
So Chase, what brought you to EGSC?
“I actually learned about EGSC through family and friends from Lyons and Vidalia. I knew many individuals that had attended EGSC in the past. My interest in EGSC increased when I was recruited to play basketball for the EGSC Men’s Basketball team.”
What was it like to be an EGSC Bobcat and what was your most memorable moment?
Chase stated, “I loved the time I spent at EGSC.” After signing a basketball scholarship Chase played for a year and a half before he was hired to work with Student Life in Intramural Sports. He served in this position until he graduated. He was also a Beta Iota Beta member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society at EGSC.
Chase’s most memorable moment as an EGSC student was the “Reverse Beauty Pageant” in the fall of 2010. “I thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the event proved itself to be a great time. My roommate and teammate, Terrell, actually won the competition and I received the first runner up award,” commented Chase.
Where are you now?
Following graduation from EGSC, Chase enrolled at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in History from AASU in May of this year. He chose History as his major primarily because “of the influence of an excellent history professor at East Georgia State College, Dr. John Derden.”
Chase currently lives in Macon, Georgia and is pursuing a law degree at Mercer University’s, Walter F. George School of Law. Chase stated, “A one year internship at Johnson Davis Ward, PA Law Firm in Bluffton, South Carolina, really helped prepare me for law school.”
Chase’s advice to current students…
“Appreciate the education that you receive at East Georgia, and do not take it for granted. EGSC allowed me to accomplish goals and put me on the right track to advance my life and career. The small classrooms, the one-on-one meeting opportunities, and the friendly environment are all benefits of attending EGSC. Furthermore, the faculty and staff further your knowledge and encourage you to really learn the subject that they are professing. Certain professors like Dr. John Derden and Dr. Alan Brasher really encouraged and pushed me to think and analyze concepts that I may have not even wanted to think about at the time and staff members like Taylor Edenfield, helped encourage me to chase my dreams.”
Chase also commented, “Appreciate the people at EGSC. They all genuinely care about you and your well-being, and want you to succeed. I have had help from several professors and staff members since I graduated from EGSC, which has shown me that EGSC is not only an educational institution, but a family as well.”
What would you like for your future to hold?
“Well, hopefully, I will be able to practice law three years from now. I really have no idea about the field of law that I would like to practice in yet, but right now my main interest is in medical malpractice. I would love to practice law for the rest of my life, but I could see myself working in another area as well,” commented Chase.
For further information on EGSC’s Alumni Spotlight or Alumni Association contact the Office of External Affairs at (478)289-2133 or visit us online at http://www.ega.edu/alumni_friends .
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