In regards to his decision to transfer to PC after spending two years at the United Air Force Academy, Acey Palmer, a senior political science major, said,
“I wanted to attend a smaller university that was more family oriented but still provided students with a top-notch education.”
Indeed, upon arriving in Clinton, Palmer began to utilize all the opportunities that PC’s small size afforded him. He joined the football team with an athletic scholarship and became a member of the Diversity Council, the Multicultural Affairs and Concerns Committee, and the Multicultural Student Union, eventually becoming president of MSU.
For Palmer, PC is unique for two reasons. First, he noted,
“The thing that separates PC from many colleges and universities is the accessibility of any and everything here on campus. You have everything you need here on campus.”
In addition, he added,
“Another thing that sets PC apart from other places is the passion of each and every professor. I have yet to take a class on campus or meet a teacher here who lacks the passion for teaching what they teach. That trait makes students look forward to learning. Professors are always willing to do whatever they can do to help each student understand concepts and ideas.”
At the 2016 Honors Convocation, Palmer was named a recipient of the Joseph O. Nixon Leadership Award. The award is designated to a graduating senior who over the course of his or her college education has demonstrated superior qualities of leadership on behalf of the college community.
After graduating in May, Palmer intends to enroll in law school in order to focus on corporate law. He eventually wants to try his hand at politics, perhaps even running for mayor of Atlanta.