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Chris Avery Canes Spotlight

What is your hometown?

Tyrone, Georgia

Where did you attend high school?

Sandy Creek High School

Why did you choose to attend GSW?

I decided to go to GSW because I was recruited to play soccer, and I love the small campus size. I also noticed how effectively the institution engages with the students through the various activities, clubs, and organizations.

What is your favorite part about GSW?

My favorite part about GSW is their ambition to grow and become a bigger and better institution. I also enjoy the diverse student population and personal interaction with faculty. The culture continues to change and evolve due to the relationship between GSW leadership and student involvement at all levels. I enjoy the way the institution reaches out into the local community to encourage enrichment and growth. I believe in the future GSW will continue to be a competitive institution in the University System of Georgia.

What is your favorite memory or experience you've had at GSW?

My favorite memory is definitely playing underneath the soccer field lights for the first time in GSW history and being on the men’s soccer team.

What is your major? What degree will you recieve upon graduation?

My major is Dramatic Arts with an emphasis in Communication and Media Arts with a minor in Information Technology. I will receive a Bachelor in Arts degree.

Why did you choose your major?

I chose this major because I have interest in being a broadcast journalist or media editor in the area of sports.

When is your graduation date?

May 2019

Please list your University highlights, achievement, leadership and awards.

  • Dean’s List
  • GSW Student Conduct Board Member (2016)
  • Gamma Beta Phi Point Tracker (2016-present)
  • GSW Hurricane Watch (2017-present)
  • GSW Student Government Association Senator (2017-present)
  • Alpha Psi Omega Member (2017-present)
  • National Society of Leadership and Success Vice President (2016-present)
  • GSW Resident Assistant for Pines (2017-present)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Exchequer (2017-present)
  • GSW Marshall (2018-present)
  • Camera Operator for Athletics (2018-present)

 What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to attend graduate school at Georgia State University and pursue a Masters in Communication.

Who is your favorite professor? Why?

Mrs. Pace and Mr. Green are my favorite professors at GSW. Mrs. Pace always made her class fun and interactive which made me have a better appreciation for English. Mr. Green inspired me to be better and made me believe in my potential. These professors kept me engaged and excited throughout their courses with their unique delivery styles and passion for their field.

What is your favorite class? Why?

Audio-Video Technology 1 with Mr. Slenker. It is a great class that I recommend students in my major to take because of the technology they get to interact with and fun projects they get to do!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like spend time with my friends and family, watch YouTube videos, work on media projects, and be actively involved on campus.

Fun fact about you?

I am very competitive and hate losing, especially when I am playing video games.

What advice would you give incoming freshmen?

My advice to incoming freshman would be to spend your time wisely and balance out your schedule 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of school work (classes, studying, and library), and 8 hours of student life (Student Government, Greek organizations, school clubs, and recreational activities). So find your place at GSW and immediately get involved to improve the GSW campus!

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