Name: Synclaire Mitchell
Hometown: Florence, S.C.
Year in School: Senior
Major: Public Health
Social Media Handle: @synnxo
A crucial part of college is finding something that reminds you of home. Well, CCU became my home when I engaged myself in the CCU community. I chose to remain at Coastal because I really enjoy having small class sizes and professors who know my name! Also, CCU encourages and allows students to be themselves.
As a first-generation college student, having the support of family, professors, and faculty/staff helped me overcome personal obstacles in my way. Freshman year, I struggled with adjusting to the social aspect of college. After joining student organizations, volunteering and having conversations with faculty members, I started to feel part of the CCU community. My journey here at CCU has been a memorable experience. Not only will I leave with a degree, but I also found my voice. I am thankful for everyone who has pushed me beyond my comfort zone. I have been able to grow and become the woman I am today.
Favorite professor: Sherer Royce, Ph.D.
Favorite class: PUBH 350- Community Health Promotions
Campus Involvement (organizations, activities, etc.): Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Community Service Coordinator for Eta Sigma Gamma (Public Health Honors), student assistant for Office of Civic Engagement, Kingdom Bodybuilders, CINO Elevate participant, former Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Program Mentor.
Favorite trait of #CCU: The abundance of resources. CCU is extremely resourceful in academics, but also personal/professional development. The professors, faculty and staff are always willing to assist students with resources to achieve their personal goals.
Favorite Netflix series: Marlon
Favorite charitable cause: Domestic Violence Awareness
Item you would bring to a deserted island: Matches
Dream job: Public health program director
Favorite Southern food: Cabbage and rice
Motivating factor in life: My mom, Mema, and brother, Tyree
Favorite quote: Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Bonus Info: I am a member of the SC Army National Guard.