Student leader and flight management major Marcel Graham just obtained his multi-engine commercial pilot license.
Full Name: Marcel Graham.
Hometown: Lakeview, N.Y.
Residence: Loganville, Ga.
High School: South Gwinnett High School and Maxwell High School of Technology, where he participated in football, track, tutoring and volunteer community service.
Family: “I recently passed a major milestone in my aviation career by obtaining my multi-engine commercial pilot license. It’s been a rewarding experience to accomplish and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my two loving parents, Roger and Ronnisha Graham.”
Employment: Community assistant at College Station, the Macon Campus student housing community.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Flight Management.
Class Rank: Senior.
Primary Campus: Macon, Cochran and Eastman.
Activities: Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals.
Career Goals: “It has been a long and arduous road but my end goal is to become an airline pilot. It has been my dream since I was 13 years old to fly with Delta Airlines.”
He chose Middle Georgia State College because … “It provides a superior educational experience with a learning environment that gave me an experience unlike that of any other school.”
The one thing that surprised him about Middle Georgia State was … “The camaraderie among students, faculty and staff.”
His favorite professor is … “Darla Marchant. She provides a learning environment that I found unparalleled. She is a person that I really enjoy being around. I have taken Flight Instructor II Ground School with her in the past and am currently taking her Advanced Aircraft Systems class.”
His favorite place to study is … “In the College Station clubhouse when I’m off duty.”
One thing people don’t know about him is … “I like to be antisocial at times.”
His friends make fun of him because … “I’m 5’5” but walk like I’m 6’4,” I’m cheap but still act bougie and I can act very slow sometimes.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … “Scarlett Johansson. She is my favorite actress especially her playing the role as Black Widow in the Marvel movies.”
Five years from now he sees himself … “Flying for ExpressJet or any other regional airline out of a big city.”