Business Administration and Management
Michael Mollohan, originally from Houston, Texas, graduated in December 2015 with a degree in business administration with a concentration in management. Michael said that being accepted into the Honors College was an accomplishment, but graduating with honors with a 3.7 GPA was an even larger accomplishment. He is very proud of himself for these two accomplishments and would have never thought this of himself. Michael says that it is challenging to keep pushing yourself but also very rewarding. He says, “I like to push myself to the limit and see what I am made of,” which relates to Michael being in the military for over 20 years. He says that opportunities he has been given here at UNCP, from small class sizes to developing friendships within the honors college, have really helped him.
Michael went back to his military roots for his senior research project. He explained how soldiers have valuable skills but don’t earn much credit: “I spent 20 years with the military, and learned a lot of skills; once I got here only four credits translated into college credit.” Michael wants soldiers to have more opportunities to earn more than just physical education credits. He is focusing on leadership and management to be able to reach his goals.
Michael was accepted into the MBA program here at UNCP, and is applying for an IT position in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Michael was a part of the initative to develop the entrepreneurship incubator in the town of Pembroke. He hopes to continue working with the incubator because he loves to see the growth and opportunity that is happening between the university and the community. Michael advises students to be involved on campus, to stay involved, and to keep pushing. His greatest memory as a student at UNCP is attending school and graduating on the same day as his son. Michael says, “That’s an amazing experience and I am so proud.” His experience interacting with all of the professors and staff means a lot to him, along with working with both Chancellor Carter and Chancellor Cummings.
Thesis: Soldiers’ Valuable Skills: Not Much Credit
Faculty Mentor: Ms. Keondra Mitchell