Whitney Harris

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She has made the Dean’s List for three consecutive years, and is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and the Eta Delta Chapter of the Phi Epsilon Kappa Professional Fraternity.

“I consider it an achievement to have even been accepted at all into the two honor societies that I am a part of,” she said. “After being accepted, I pushed myself even harder to be the best I could be, and this was shown when I completed this past semester with a 4.0 GPA for the semester, and a 3.8 GPA overall.”

She also served in leadership roles as a 2010-2011 Intercollegiate Counsel Representative for all 469 Sports Science and Fitness Management majors at A&T, and as the 2012 Red Rope Airman Leader at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.

“I was in charge of the safety of anywhere from 70 to 100 Airmen while in training,” she said. “This position taught me how to earn the respect of others, while also teaching me how to be a leader. This is where I learned that a leader is only as good as his or her people believe they are, and your people are a reflection of you. When the people you lead shine, you shine.”

Harris also is a volunteer at Wesley Long and Moses Cone Hospitals in Greensboro, and she helped to organize the first annual Wounded Warrior Project: Caraway Warrior 5K/10K Run for Air Force ROTC Detachment 605.

Eventually, Harris would like to obtain her doctorate degree. Achieving her goals and making her parents proud are important to her.

“One of my short-term goals is to graduate A&T with the highest honors,” she said. “It is important to me that I make my parents proud.”

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