Finding Greatness: Tyus White

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00 AM
Categories: Finding Greatness | Pressroom | School of Information Technology | Students

Macon, GA


Tyus White, secretary of the student organization BOLD, is preparing for a career in digital forensics.

Full Name: Tyus White.

Age: 22.

Hometown and Residence: Macon.

High School: Southwest High School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball.

Family: Father, Tyrone White; mother, Tywanna Pauldo; sibling, Ta-meeyah Haugabrook.

Employment: Student Assistant, MGA Office of Student Life.

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

Class Rank: Sophomore.

Primary Campus: Macon.

Activities: Secretary for the student organization BOLD, or Brothers of Leadership and Distinction.

Career Goals: “I would like to work in digital forensics.”

He chose Middle Georgia State University because … “It was close to home and was in the process of becoming a university at the time I first enrolled. Middle Georgia State University was also affordable compared to other schools. That got my attention.”

The greatest thing he discovered about Middle Georgia State was … “There are so many great staff members who serve as strong mentors for students.”

His greatest academic experience as a Middle Georgia State student has been … “Maintaining my GPA while also being an officer in a student organization.”

To him, ‘greatness’ means … “Being the best version of yourself. If you are not putting in the effort to be the best version of yourself, then how can you expect greatness to just happen? It takes a lot of time and hard work.”

In five years … “I see myself professionally working with either databases or digital forensics and I hope I have the opportunity to see more of the country.”