Name: Francesco Migliano
Hometown: Montalto Uffugo, Italy
Year in School: Grad School (second year)
Graduate Programs: M.B.A and M.A. In Communication (Leadership)
Facebook: El Migli (Fan Page)
I chose to attend CCU for a variety of reasons. To begin with, I was looking for a well-known and respected institution that would give me the opportunity to play the sport I love, tennis, while receiving a top-notch education. I was also looking for a welcoming place that had a good social scene and that gave me the opportunity to become successful in what I was interested in. This would have never been possible without the scholarships I was awarded, thanks to my athletic and academic achievements.
My experience so far has been fantastic! I graduated with a 4.0 GPA with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics (Summa Cum Laude) while being nominated Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year. I won a conference championship with the CCU men’s tennis team and I received the President’s Award at graduation. This opened so many doors for me, enabling me to intern at Citibank, a Fortune 500 company. I am now back for graduate school and I am enrolled in two different programs while serving as a graduate assistant. CCU has also helped me to discover my passion for music production. In addition to my music being supported by many global artists and magazines, including The Chanticleer, I have also met tons of amazing people that helped me improve my social skills and sharpen my language/communication abilities. To top it off, I am still able to play tennis on a regular basis. I am here to make an impact, and here to stay until I achieve my goals.
Favorite professor: Dennis Edwards, Ph.D.
Favorite class: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 301)
Campus Involvement (organizations, activities, etc.): CCU tennis team, graduate assistant for the Coastal Student Success Center, Beta Gamma Sigma, Student Executive Leaders Program (SEL).
Favorite trait of #CCU: The open and welcoming community. I also enjoy the smaller-sized classes and campus setting.
Favorite charitable cause: Homelessness.
Item you would bring to a deserted island: A laptop with my music production program.
Dream job: Pro tennis player and full-time DJ/music producer.
Favorite Southern food: Mac and cheese.
Motivating factor in life: Making a difference in other people’s life by spreading happiness, while being and loving who I am and who I plan to become. Achieving the unimaginable, spreading positivity, and becoming the best version of myself.
Favorite quote: “If you can dream it, it can happen”
Bonus Info: I like to make the most of each moment, while striving to be unique in my own ways. Being a leader is a priority of mine in every aspect of my life, and no matter the struggles and where I come from, hard work, ambition, and positivity are some of the things that have helped me discover myself, while enabling me to achieve things that are hard to even imagine.