Emmanuel Johnson a graduating senior from New Brunswick, NJ., was recently named North Carolina A&T’s first student Fulbright Scholar. The computer engineering major will pursue masters studies in robotics at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. From the release:
Being a Fulbright awardee is an honor because of the naturally competitive nature of the program. According to Minnie Battle Mayes, director of the office of international programs, “after the application the first round is to be recommended for the award then you have to be approved in-country.” Johnson was recommended by the campus Fulbright Committee out of a pool of 10 interested students at A&T.
Johnson understands the significance of his position but his passion is to use his story to inspire others. The scholar asks, “If I can make it from my situation, coming to college with no money, never having had a 4.0 and being able to have multiple semesters with a 4.0, what’s stopping you?”