[Pirate Profile] Engineering Student Michael Johnson
As the latest Pirate Profile, engineering student Michael Johnson is an inspiration to others who find themselves in similar situations. You can find his must-read profile here.
We asked Dr. Ricky Castles, assistant professor of engineering, to shed more light on Johnson’s story.
“He is an inspiration for a variety of reasons. He balances responsibilities of working fulltime, caring for a family, and going to school with a significant commute from Edgecombe County.
Michael also is the kind of ambassador the college needs because we have a lot of people who come back to school for a second degree or to get their first degree later in life. He has worked hard to get through his degree and can relate to students of a variety of ages.
Michael proves it’s never too late to use the key of education to open doors for a better future for yourself and your family.”
And, on being listed as the professor who influenced Johnson the most, Castles says, “As a faculty member, it always feels great to be recognized for inspiring students. I think that is what all of us here work for…to impart something and hopefully make a positive impact.”