Hometown: Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area
Career goal: To decrease the number of those experiencing poverty through resources, education, mentoring, and volunteering.
Motto: “You should either pray or worry, don’t do both” -50 Cent
Congratulations to Micah Bullard, a senior Accounting major from Virginia State University. Micah is the type of student that allows VSU to boast Excellence. Read more about Micah below, in his own words.
Post Graduation Plans?
My post-graduate plans are to work for EY (Ernst & Young). EY is one of the Big 4 accounting firms worldwide. The field I will be working in is Risk Advisory. While I am in working at EY I will be working towards starting my own business, receiving my CFA, real estate license, and PMP (Project Management Professional) certification.
Virginia State University’s Honors Program, National Association for Black Accountants, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Phi Beta Lambda.
Most Influential Person in Your Life
The two most influential people in my life are my mother and my brother. My mother, Melva McCoy, is influential to me because of how she has dealt with obstacles in her life. For example, my mother raised two children on her own and one of them were when she was in her late teens. While raising us both on her own she has dealt with obstacles like not having a car, being homeless, and holding a 9-5 job. Although my mother did not go to college, she still holds a position in one of the federal government agencies. One son has already graduated from college and the other (me) is a senior in college. My brother, Marquell Pinkney, is a influential person in my life because of how he treats people and how passionate he is about his interest. My brother is a very caring person and treats people well. Although there are people who dislike him or do not agree with the decisions he has made, my brother will not care at all because he is self- aware and is confident in himself. There are many people who told my brother the phrase “You can’t” and he has proved them wrong.
“You should either pray or worry don’t do both”-50 Cent
Explanation: During my freshman year of college there was a professor that gave me the grade of a D in her class. In her class, I always asked questions, went to her office hours, and wrote almost 6-8 pages for each paper she assigned. Since I was on scholarship, I knew this would put me on academic probation and I could possibly get my scholarship revoked. I was worried about the outcome because I had all A’s in my classes except this one. I went to the Department of Chair to discuss my grade with him to get a grade change. He never got back to about the process. I went to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and tried to discuss the problem I had with my grade but never received any information from him as well. God plays a huge factor in my life I started to pray. But while I was praying, I still worried about the outcome. So, I talked to my mother about this problem I had with the grade and my professor. She asked me “Did you pray about it”. I told her I did pray about it. Then she responded back to me “Why are you worrying if you already prayed about it?” I thought to myself your right why am I worried about if I put this situation in God’s hands. Then my mother told me a quote 50 Cent said when he was on one of Oprah Winfrey’s shows which was “You should either pray or worry don’t do both”. I decided I was not going to worry about the outcome and just pray. When I did that I had talked to the president of Virginia State and the Director of the Writing Studio and they allowed me to receive a grade change. My grade went from a D to an A.