Lacara Ramsey’s smile reveals her Viking Pride. As a senior majoring in psychology, the Elizabeth City State University student has spent her time on campus immersed in her studies, and as an active member of the Viking student community.
Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Ms. Ramsey came to ECSU not only because it’s an affordable university that provides a quality education, but also to “gain the HBCU experience.”
“My experience at ECSU has been very enlightening,” she said. “I have learned so much and met so many people. My goal while attending ECSU is to leave my mark and continue growing and flourishing in my educational journey.”
Her journey as a psychology major will, she says, lead her to graduate school. Ms. Ramsey’s plan is to earn her Master’s Degree in industrial organizational psychology after graduation in May.
“My career goals are helping to assist companies in their hiring process and perfecting the work environment,” she said.
Ms. Ramsey has a head start on the latter. She’s been active as a student working to perfect the student experience at ECSU.
She is a member of the Campus Activities Board’s late night and weekend activities committee, and has been a student worker for the Office of Student Engagement, to name just two activities.
“My experience at ECSU has been very insightful,” said Ms. Ramsey. “I have learned so much within psychology. I have also built so many relationship with people on campus and in the community.”
As a senior, Ms. Ramsey says her experience tells her that up and coming Vikings should “do research and plan,” when it comes to their education.
“Be sure about what you want,” she said. “There are so many resources on campus to help you. You will meet so many great faculty and students who will go the extra mile for you.”
She also says underclassmen should get involved on campus, “but always keep education first.”
“There are so many ways to spend your time on campus while making a difference,” said Ms. Ramsey.
However, Ms. Ramsey emphasizes that academics are a top priority.
“I would advise all rising freshmen to prioritize their academics,” she said. “There will be challenges on your educational journey, but troubles do not last. There are academic advisors and counselors on campus to assist you in conquering your educational goals.”
Durham, North Carolina
Reading, listening to music, watching comedies, and doing crafts.
Industrial organizational psychologist
Campus Events You Enjoyed Participating In and The Reason(s):
Campus Activities Board late night and weekends committee; Work study for the Office of Student Engagement; Know Your Rights Forum; Movie nights; Student government meetings.
Plans After Graduating From ECSU:
Ms. Ramsey plans to attend graduate school at East Carolina University, earning a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Plans For the Future:
To assist companies in their hiring process and perfecting the work environment.
Your words to live by:
“Don’t be timid or afraid, for the Lord your God is with you.” Joshua 1:9
Favorite place on campus
Ridley Student Center
Professors who influenced you and why
“Dr. Jacqueline Huff has influenced me a lot while in the psychology program. She was not only my professor, but also a wonderful advisor who always made sure I had a plan for a successful future.”
What are some of the hightlights of being at ECSU?
“Some of the highlights while attending ECSU have been Homecoming and Viking Fest. They are always the best and include both informational and entertaining events.”