Finding Greatness: Tyler Cooper

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 2:11 PM
Categories: School of Business | Finding Greatness | Pressroom

Macon, GA

Tyler Cooper
Business major Tyler Cooper, who is preparing for a career in sales management, is president of MGA's Brothers of Leadership and Distinction.

Full Name: Tyler Cooper.

Age: 20.

Hometown & Residence: East Dublin.

High School: “I attended East Laurens High School, where I played tennis and was in Beta Club. In my senior year, my classmates voted me ‘Best Dressed!’”

Family: “I was raised by two strong, courageous women: my mom, Shannon Spikes, and my grandmother, Diana Barkley.”

Employment: “I am a cashier at TJ Maxx in Dublin and I’m also working an Internship with Sodexo Food Services.”

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Class Rank: Sophomore.

Primary Campus: Cochran.

Activities: “I am the president of MGA’s Brothers of Leadership and Distinction (B.O.L.D). I have been part of the Student Government Association and the Orientation Team. I am currently on the executive board of the Professional Closet, which is part of the Office of Career Services at Middle Georgia State.”

Career Goals: “I’d like to be a sales manager for a large business. I enjoy selling products and services.”

He chose Middle Georgia State University because … “It wasn’t far from home, so I can work on my degree, hold a job and visit family. My grandmother actually prayed that whatever college I chose it would help me become the best I can be. I think Middle Georgia State is helping me be the best I can be.”

The greatest thing he discovered about Middle Georgia State was … “The opportunity to make lifelong friends. Being a part of B.O.L.D and various other student organizations has helped me make friends that I feel confident I will stay in contact with after college.”

His greatest academic experience at Middle Georgia State so far is … “Taking English from Lou Bell. She taught me how to adapt to the college writing style and saw potential in me. She wouldn’t let me settle for anything less than my best.”

To him, greatness means … “Being all you can be under any circumstances, even when it feels like the odds are stacked against you.”

One thing that people don’t know about him is … “There are several things. I was the youngest person in my high school class, I love to read inspirational books and I am a member of the Emerald Pecan Grove Garden Club.”

In five years … “I see myself completing undergrad and grad school, moving to Atlanta, starting a family and beginning my career.”