Finding Greatness: Crystal Wisecup

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:10 PM
Categories: School of Education and Behavioral Sciences | Pressroom | Finding Greatness | School of Education

Macon, GA

Crystal Wisecup
A survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, recent Middle Georgia State grad Crystal Wisecup is back to her dream career – teaching.

Full Name: Crystal Nichole Wisecup.

Age: 24.

Hometown and Residence: Warner Robins.

High School: Northside High School, Class of 2009, where she played on the softball, wrestling and golf teams and participated in FBLA.

Family: “My family was amazing during my cancer journey. My mom and fiancé are the two people I am most grateful for. They rotated schedules to make sure I was never alone during hospital stays, chemo treatments and at home. My extended family was also fantastic. They did fundraisers and made special events of the days I was able to leave the house.”

Current Employment: Seventh grade math teacher and soccer coach at Thomson Middle School, Houston County.

Middle Georgia State Degree: B.S., Middle Grades Education, Class of 2014.

Career: “I’ve wanted to become a teacher since high school, where I would tutor other students and fall in love with helping others achieve success. I got a job teaching and coaching after I graduated. It was during my first year I was diagnosed with cancer. While I was on medical leave the staff and students at Thomson Middle School were extremely supportive and encouraging. I’m back now, readjusting to teaching.”

She chose Middle Georgia State because … “The affordability. I was able to attend college while working full-time and staying close to home.”

The greatest thing she discovered about Middle Georgia State was … “The dedication of the professors.”

One thing people don’t know about her is … “I love photography. I love catching moments that can last a lifetime.”

What greatness means to her is … “Overcoming circumstances with patience, faith, hope, courage and inspiration. As a cancer survivor, I know circumstances may be overwhelming. Greatness comes for knowing you can overcome any situation if you never give up and know that no one fights alone.”