Jamal Moss's Success Story
Jamal Moss, a first-year student at CPCC, has aspirations of becoming a neurosurgeon; therefore, he isn't taking any chances with his education as he prepares for a career that demands many years of academic study.
Jamal's higher education journey began earlier this year as a senior at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, N.C. It was there that he first heard about the Anthony Foxx Scholars Program at CPCC, a $1,000 scholarship that gives students an opportunity to receive financial assistance while receiving the support services needed to succeed in college.
Jamal was accepted into the Anthony Foxx Scholars Program in May 2010, and immediately enrolled in CPCC's Summer Bridge Program, one of the many college resources connected with the Scholars Program. The six-week program prepares students for the academic demands they will face as a CPCC student, while they earn academic credit in English and math, and gain important study skills.
Jamal is currently in his first semester at CPCC and thriving as a biochemistry major. Since arriving at the College's Central Campus, he has taken advantage of CPCC's student support services, including the Minority Male Mentoring Program (3MP).
“My scholarship, together with the College's 3MP, have contributed tremendously to my success as an individual,” said Jamal. “The techniques I have learned through the 3MP have helped guide me through every homework assignment, test and exam. The 3MP staff wants every single student to be successful and to be happy about the decisions they make in his/her life.”
Jamal is thrilled with his decision to attend CPCC and is amazed at the many doors that have opened since he began attending the College. “I just knew that the Anthony Foxx Scholars Program would be a great experience and bring amazing opportunities my way,” he explains.
To date, these opportunities have included participating in the College's Model United Nations program and representing the CPCC study body as a senator for the College's Student Government Association.
While Jamal's days are spent managing his academic studies and extracurricular activities, his vision for the future remains at the forefront of his mind. “I plan to transfer to North Carolina State University and graduate summa cum laude with a four-year degree. Medical school is definitely in my future as I fulfill my dream of becoming a neurosurgeon,” he explains.
He adds, “The Anthony Foxx Scholars Program gave me the financial breathing room I needed to pay for college. Without the Scholars Program I wouldn't be where I am today - living the CPCC experience and participating in a variety of courses and programs that are equipping me with the knowledge and motivation I need to succeed in life.”