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Class of 2017: From Bridge Scholar to Homecoming King


Cameron Arceneaux, center, in his campaign run for "HomeCAMing King."

Cameron Arceneaux didn’t want to spend his last summer before college in the Bridge Scholars program, an intensive five-weeks designed to help students with potential succeed in college.

Now, the new Homecoming King and criminal justice major can’t imagine going to Georgia College without Bridge. It laid the foundation for good grades and helped him dream big: Arceneaux hopes to get a master’s in criminal justice at Georgia College and become an intelligence analyst for the FBI.

“The highlight of my Georgia College experience would definitely have to be where it all began, and that was with the Bridge Scholars program,” said Arceneaux, who had good grades in high school but lower SAT scores.

The Bridge Scholars program taught Arceneaux the critical-thinking and study skills necessary to thrive at college. He’s so impressed with the program; he’ll work there as a graduate assistant next year.

“I’m so appreciative of this program. It gave me a chance,” said Arceneaux, who’s from Grayson. “If it weren’t for that program, I might not have ended up here.”

“I couldn’t imagine coming to Georgia College and not going through the Bridge program,” he added. “It was so amazing and so impactful. I’m still best friends with all my friends from Bridge.”

Arceneaux’s upbeat, peppy personality landed him the crowned title of Homecoming King this year – or as his club-tennis campaign team coined in a hashtag: “#homeCAMingking." His slogan was: “Join the Fam; Vote for Cam.” 


Arceneaux with his parents, after being named Homecoming King in February.

Tom Miles, director of Campus Life, said Arceneaux's returns "represented the largest percentage of votes received by anyone on the homecoming court."

"Cameron Arceneaux immediately took the lead in the Homecoming King competition," Miles said. "Early on he was leading by 200 votes with no one else in sight. Cameron accomplished something very few students manage to do. And, to make it even more special, he had no idea so many people voted for him. It was a special night indeed."

It’s all a bit overwhelming for the big-city kid, whose parents weren’t too sure about Georgia College. They passed one cow pasture after another to get here for a campus visit. But GC tour guides convinced Arceneaux this was where he needed to be.

Now he’s a student ambassador, taking prospective students and their families on tours. He loves it so much; he’s teetering on making student affairs his career path.

But for now, he’s sticking with the FBI. His grandfather was a Cumberland County Sheriff for over 30 years, so Arceneaux’s always been interested in criminal justice. He interned with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s office last spring, creating profiles on gang members by tracking comments on social media.

Arceneaux hopes to enter FBI training at Quantico in Virginia, after getting his master’s. He’s not quite ready to leave Georgia College, where he says students are more than numbers.

“There’s the potential to do whatever you want here, and the community of professors and students will support you,” he said. “There’s so many opportunities, as long as you’re willing to put yourself out there just a little bit.”

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