Name: Amelia Betzer
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
Year in School: Junior
Major: Early Childhood Education
As a life long beach bum, Amelia Betzer has always dreamed of going to a school by the beach. After her campus tour, Amelia knew CCU was the perfect place for her. She fell in love with the friendly atmosphere and the helpful Coastal community. Having grown up in a diverse town, Amelia saw the same diverseness she has always known, and she knew that Coastal was her new home.
You can hear the passion in Amelia’s voice as she describes why she wants to become a teacher. One of her favorite CCU memories was when she traveled to Ecuador. Falling in love with the culture and people, Amelia got the chance to assist teachers and students in the local Ecuadorian schools. After that incredible trip, she now has her sights set on the whole world.
Optimistic by nature, Amelia has an outlook on life that is refreshing. She puts others before herself, evidenced by her activities on campus. As a CHANT411 student worker, she strives to provide accurate information and impeccable customer service to members of the campus community. As a member of Tri Sigma, she makes her sisters a priority, doing what she can to brighten their days.
“I always try to find the positivity in every situation and every person.” Amelia explains.
Through her experiences over the past few years, both abroad and on campus, Amelia has broken out of her shell. She has learned a lot about herself while becoming a person that others look up to.
“CCU has helped me become a leader, take on more responsibility and help me find who I really am,” says Amelia.
With a Venti iced coffee in her hand (most likely not the first of the day), Amelia has big plans after graduation. She would like to teach abroad or become an advocate for students in Baltimore inner-city schools. Always wanting to make a difference, Amelia wants to change the lives of those she teaches.
Q&A with Amelia
How did you hear about Coastal?: I literally googled “colleges by the beach” at the start of my college search and Coastal was on the list, so I toured the campus and immediately knew this was the perfect place for me!
Why did you come to Coastal?: It was the best of both worlds-- an amazing education program and the beach!
Favorite professor: I have two! Amanda Masterpaul and Caterina Kelly.
Favorite class: Women’s and Gender Studies 103
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: The friendly atmosphere and how everyone is willing to help you. CCU cares about your success on campus!
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: Being so close to the beach!
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I am on the officer board for Tri Sigma and a brother of Phi Sigma Pi.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I work at the CHANT411 desk.
Plans after graduation?: I want to either be a teacher in inner city Baltimore or to teach abroad.
What are your hobbies?: I am a complete beach bum, absolutely obsessed with traveling and anything in the fine arts field! I am completely right-brained, so anything creative is perfect!
Do you have any hidden talents?: I have been a competitive Irish dancer for 11 years.
Bonus Info: Anyone who knows me, knows I practically survive on coffee… shout out to the amazing CCU Starbucks staff by the way!!