May 2020: Middle Grades Education major begins teaching career this August

May 2020: Middle Grades Education major begins teaching career this August

William Cooper
William Cooper

William Cooper 

What is your major?
 Middle Grades Education 



What is your best memory during your time at GC?
 My favorite memory during my time at GC was when I attended a John H. Lounsbury Lecture series and heard Judge Verda Calvin speak on the importance of educators. Her lecture inspired me and is one of the reasons I applied for the Middle Grades Cohort. 



Do you have a favorite spot on campus? 
The second floor of the library. 



What was your favorite class?
 Dr. Sandra Godwin's "Sociology - Society and the Individual". Dr. Godwin cares for students and ensures that they have what they need to be successful while encouraging them to think independently and lead creativity. 



Cooper participates in the Call Me MiSTER induction ceremony in 2017
Cooper participates in the Call Me MiSTER induction ceremony in 2017



What faculty or staff member made the biggest impact on you?
 Dr. Emmanuel Little. Dr. Little has been an amazing mentor, leader, and professor to me during my time here at GC. I would not be the man I am today had if not been for his guidance and patience with me throughout my journey here at Georgia College. 



What are your plans after graduation?
 After graduation, I'll spend the summer interning / traveling. In August I'll begin my teaching career in Warner Robins, GA where I'll be teaching sixth grade social studies.  



What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?  
A big part of college is learning how to balance your time. So, along with balancing your social and academic life, don't forget to take some time for yourself. Be sure to practice self care.