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Marcelious Willis

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Marcelious Willis is a young man to watch. A native of the Albany area, Marcelious chose Darton because it was cost effective and for its good reputation in helping students transfer into four-year institutions. He graduated from Darton in 2010 with a degree in pre-engineering and his choice of many prestigious four-year schools. However, only one caught his eye, Georgia Tech, where he is now studying Aerospace Engineering with hopes of a career in the Aerospace and Defense Industry when he graduates in May 2013.

Photo of Marcelious and the Georgia Tech Car.Marcelious credits his preparation for GA Tech to his professors here at Darton State College, who challenged him to get a thorough understanding of the course work and to stay focused. While at Darton he was an active member of the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club and the National Society of Black Engineers. Marcelious says Darton is a great choice for students who plan to attend large universities not only because it prepares you academically, but also financially.

"Attending Darton gave me space and time to save money for when I transferred to a four-year school," said Marcelious. Marcelious is a recipient of the HOPE scholarship and a STEM scholarship through MESA.

Marcelious says he recommends Darton every chance he gets. "The education and student life at Darton will prepare students for any endeavors," he said. Marcelious is a dedicated and hard-working student, who is sure to continue to make Darton State College proud.

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