A Leader in Service to Others

Andreia Graddick didn't start her undergraduate experience at NC A&T, but she certainly intends on finishing it there. She was originally a pre-med/biology major, transferring from another school after her older brother (who graduated from NC A&T in 2004) had spoken so highly of it.

“When I came to visit,” Andreia said, “everyone acted liked a big family and I loved it. It was a feeling I didn't get at my previous university.” This sense of community made her transition to NC A&T an easy one. She was blown away by the amount of school pride students had, and how everyone stuck together, no matter what.

After arriving in Greensboro, Andreia really found her groove. She wanted a more hands-on experience in the healthcare field, and once she switched to a nursing major she discovered she loved it. That passion for her nursing studies, what she calls “learning how to help someone,” is reflected in her academic success. Andreia has made the dean's list every semester and been inducted into several honors societies.

After graduation, she plans on working in a hospital, then attending the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Duke University. About her plans to eventually become an anesthesiologist, Andreia says, “NC A&T has taught me how to be a successful leader. I'll use those skills to advance in my career while helping others on the way.”