The inaugural Student of the Block is Micah Haney, a sophomore Sport Management major hailing from Fort Payne Alabama. He is a 2006 graduate of Fort Payne High School and wishes to become a General Manager for a professional sports team in the near future.
Micah is very involved on the TC campus informally as well as through many organizations, including:
- Student Support Services,
- Student Government Association (as a sophomore senator and student organization committee chair),
- Andrew Johnson Society,
- Physical Education and Sports Studies Club, and
- Jaycees (national community service organization).
Also serving as an Intern in Physical Education and as a work study for the Intramurals and Recreational Sports program, Micah still manages to maintain a 3.45 GPA.
Micah initially chose to attend Tusculum College because of its size small size and the unique block system but grew to love it because of the people he interacts with daily and all of the activities offered. His favorite memory of Tusculum thus far is meeting new people (he has never met a stranger) and recommends to all TC students that they get involved “because the campus can only improve when people become interested in their own college experience.”
Micah was nominated by the Athletics Department and was touted as a dedicated individual with the will to learn, the want to be challenged, and the dedication to succeed at all he took on. He relished his experience as an intern because it was an opportunity to discover the inner workings of a sports department. “Learning the ins and outs of game day operations was definitely an enlightening experience. I thank them (the Athletics Department) for giving me the freedom to get assignments done in an unrestrictive learning environment. It was a great opportunity and I enjoyed all aspects of it.” stated Micah. Micah credits his mother for his work ethic and will to always work hard at everything he does, as she has taught him that achievements and rewards will come when hard work has come first.
Micah is truly a unique and excellent representative of the Tusculum College community. We value the opportunity to have him in our midst and look forward to seeing what he tackles next!