Meet Arkell Clark, our featured member of the Holman Success Center community! Arkell, from Redford, MI, was recently nominated by a professor as a standout student in the classroom.
Arkell, a psychology major with minors in leadership and history, started at Eastern Michigan University this past September. While he has only been on campus for a couple months, he has already begun to take advantage of everything both EMU and the EDGE program has to offer. He says the “kind and welcoming” people at EMU and in the EDGE program have aided in his integration into life here on campus.
“I enjoy meeting all of these new and interesting people,” Arkell says. “I have enjoyed the many opportunities and advantages Eastern has to offer. I have truly felt welcomed here, this has helped my adjustment to this new and exciting setting.”
Arkell enjoys reading psychology books he borrows from the library, swimming at the Rec/IM, and taking walks around campus. He says coming to EMU through the EDGE program has been a “life-changing experience.”
“[The EDGE program] helped me get motivated and continues to assist me to this day,” Arkell says. “I have also had complete support from my family and friends, who are both my biggest advocates and supporters. My mindset has also been a key part of this journey. I am determined and dedicated to succeed.”
One particular aspect of the HSC Arkell enjoys is the Success Coach meetings, which he says are beneficial and informative.
After graduating from EMU, Arkell plans on pursuing a career in the field of psychology and giving back to his community.
“I also want to run for some political office at the state level,” he says. “I am very conscious when it comes to having issues in my community and I hope to aid in solving these problems.”