Name: Jordan Porchea
Hometown: Hemingway, S.C.
Year in School: Junior
Major: Exercise and Sport Science
Jordan Porchea says he enjoys hitting the gym to test out his own strength. However, one can also tell that Jordan takes pride in becoming involved and setting lofty goals to test his own ambition. A junior from Hemingway, S.C., the exercise and sport science student has plans to become a physical therapy doctor.
“I see myself working in a rehabilitation center–Dr. Porchea, hopefully–just helping people get back to their daily lives and sport-related activities,” Jordan explains, dropping the future title he hopes to one day have.
Attracted to CCU because of small class sizes and a beautiful campus, Jordan discovered another redeeming quality after he enrolled: calmness. Pleasantly surprised by the tranquility of his surroundings and the 24/7 operating schedule of the Kimbel Library, Jordan appreciates that his University is a productive place to study and have peace of mind.
Not that Jordan doesn’t embrace the opportunities to make some noise. A natural leader, he is the president of the Exercise Science Club and a member of other organizations such as African American Initiative for Males and Doctors of Coastal. He is also a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
“I feel like I have a go-get-it mentality,” Jordan says. “I try to do everything I can to go to the next level and be the best person I can be.”
As Jordan concludes the academic year and rejoins us for his senior year in Fall 2019, we hope he continues to bring that attitude to campus each day. We believe Jordan will continue to test his own strength and his own ambition, resulting in a young man who will not be satisfied until he reaches his goals.
Q&A with Jordan
How did you hear about Coastal?: My sophomore year in high school I went on a tour with my fellow classmates to CCU.
Why did you come to Coastal?: During this tour, I fell in love with the scenery on campus and the class sizes as well. I knew I would be able to achieve more success with my major due to me being able to build more of a connection with each professor.
Favorite professor: My favorite professor has to be Mrs. Marcie Rosiek.
Favorite class: Psychology of Sport-Related Injury.
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: Has to be the 24/7 library.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway//Myrtle Beach area?: Favorite aspect of living in this area would be having access to the beach just to relax and get away from school.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: A pioneer leader for the African American Initiative for Males, president of the Exercise Sports Science club, member of Doctors of Coastal, and a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I currently work at Fossil in North Myrtle beach.
Plans after graduation?: After graduating I plan on furthering my education with the intention of going to graduate school to obtain a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
What are your hobbies?: My hobbies include working out, doing yoga and learning more about physical therapy.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I can do “The Rock,” eyebrow raise.
Bonus Info: Look out for Dr. Porchea in the future! Chants Up!