Name: Jamal Lucas
Hometown: Summerville, S.C.
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Physical Education
Jamal Lucas is just a sophomore but he is doing all he can to develop his leadership skills. As a CINO Quest leader and a SNAP mentor in addition to several other initiatives he is involved in, Jamal is establishing himself as someone on campus other students can look up to.
It makes sense then that Jamal is not just polishing up his leadership skills solely for his time at Coastal. Rather, in the future he wants to take his talent to motivate to a greater level. Jamal has the goal to one day become a principal. Already on the right track academically and socially, you can bet that Jamal will continue to take advantage of the opportunities and leadership roles that come his way.
Before some lucky school employs Jamal, he still has almost three years left on campus. That is just fine with him. Jamal loves Coastal and compliments the faculty and staff for going above and beyond for the students. Of course, it just isn’t the professors and school officials exceeding expectations each day; Jamal is doing the same as well.
Q&A with Jamal:
How did you hear about Coastal?: My friend, William Luck, goes here and he told me about Coastal.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I feel like everyone on campus from the deans and professors to the custodial staff all want to make sure you are successful. At Coastal, everyone will go above and beyond for the students.
Favorite professor: This is a tough one because I have had some pretty amazing professors but my favorite would be John Cartaina.
Favorite class: EDUC 111
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: That there are so many opportunities to get involved on campus and many leadership roles to fill. In my opinion, there is something here for everyone. Coastal allows you to really make the most out of your college experience.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: It is hard to name just one. I like to go to the beach, play putt putt, ride go carts, shop, etc.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Call me MiSTER scholarship program, African-American Initiative for Males, CCU DECA, SNAP (Student Navigating and Advising Peer) mentor, Student Alumni Ambassador, CINO Quest leader (this past summer).
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: Yes I do. I work as a student assistant in the Office of the Provost.
Plans after graduation?: To go back to my hometown and begin to teach and work to get my graduate degree in administration so one day I can become a principal.
What are your hobbies?: Watching sports, playing video games, hanging with friends, playing chess and working out.