Class of 2018 (December)
Major/Degree: Elementary Education
After graduating high school in New Bern, North Carolina, Crystal began her undergraduate path at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Shortly after she and her high school sweetheart were married, her husband died of an unforeseen health condition. Reeling from this loss, and trying to redefine her dreams for the future, Crystal moved back in with her parents. While she set about reevaluating her life, she found herself exploring the world of education in new ways. Now remarried, Crystal has set about completing her degree and earning her teaching license. Crystal was also awarded the prestigious Cox Access Scholarship, recognizing her strong work ethic and academic success.