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COA Associate in Fine Arts Graduate Transfers to ECSU

Fine Arts Program

Michael Williams Jr. graduated from College of The Albemarle (COA) in July 2020 with an Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts.

During his time at COA, Michael served as Executive Senator Chair of the Student Government Association (SGA) and President of the Art Club. His commitment as a student representative was evident as he participated in many SGA events, painted the mural in the student lounge at COA – Edenton-Chowan, and served as the student speaker for a welcome reception held for Dr. Jack Bagwell. Michael was also chosen to receive the Jaquelin Jenkins Scholarship, which is awarded to a dedicated Visual Arts student.

“I chose to go the community college route because I was unsure about going back to school. I decided to go into something creative as a major, as that is when I’m at my best. The choice to go to COA was easy after reading about the programs offered; it felt like a great fit,” Michael said.

After graduating from COA, Michael transferred to Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) to continue his education in visual arts.

“COA helped me prepare for a four-year university by making sure I got my general education courses out of the way so I am able to just take courses for my degree at ECSU.” Michael plans on becoming a graphic designer and filmmaker upon attaining his bachelor’s degree.

Experience Dysphoria, a presentation by the spring 2020 Portfolio and Resume class, which includes Michael’s art work.