Finding Greatness: Morgan Baggett

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, February 4, 2019 12:00 AM
Categories: College of Arts and Sciences | Pressroom | Students | Finding Greatness

Dublin, GA


A former dual-enrollment student, Morgan Baggett took a break from college after a temporary move away but has now resumed her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at the Dublin Campus of Middle Georgia State University.

Full Name: Morgan Leigh Baggett.

Age: 24.

Hometown and Residence: Rentz.

High School: West Laurens High School, where she participated in the drama club, band (as flute section leader), and the Mercer/Macon Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Family: Joshua Mathew Baggett, sister; Damian R. White, partner; Pixie, long-haired domestic cat.

Employment: Full-time student and part-time teacher at Family Connections.

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Arts in English.

Class Rank: Sophomore.

Primary Campus: Dublin.

Activities: Regular participant in Dublin Campus Student Life events and organizer of a student book club.

Career Goals: “I've always wanted to live my life helping others. Being an English/literature professor would allow me to help educate people about something that I'm truly passionate about. Reading and grammar are things that I've always excelled at and enjoyed.”

She chose Middle Georgia State University because … “Growing up in Rentz, family and community have always been a big part of my life. MGA has two campuses within 30 minutes from my house. It's close enough for me to commute. I get to be close to my family, but still get the college experience.”

The greatest thing she discovered about Middle Georgia State was … “The extremely kind and helpful staff. I was very anxious about coming back to school after a five-year break. Not only did they go out of their way to assist me in any problem that came my way, but also checked up on me and made sure I was adjusting well and check to see if I needed anything.”

Her greatest academic experience as a Middle Georgia State student has been … “Working so hard in math, my weakest subject and bane, and earning an A. I was tired, but I'll never forget how proud of myself I was for not only surviving the class, but excelling.”

To her, “greatness” means … “Greatness isn't something someone is born with. Greatness is getting up on those cold mornings after a late night study session. Greatness must be earned through hard work and dedication.”

In five years … “I'll have begun my teaching career, possibly trying to get a novel published, and starting a family.”