Viking Profile

Cheniec McCullough

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) junior, Cheniec McCullough, says her favorite place on campus is the Griffin Hall, where she has developed relationships with the resources that will shape her as a Business Administration student.

A Garner, North Carolina, native and who recently moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Cheniec  has her eye on becoming a chief executive officer.  

When she graduates from  ECSU in May of 2024, she plan to continue working her retail business, S.O.G (Seeds of Greatness), and participate in professional training while moving one step closer to her goal of making a positive impact on the world. 

During her senior year of high school, Cheniec’s family was impacted by the pandemic. But it did not stop her from making a decision to pursue her education as a first-generation college student. “My Dad said to me while moving my senior year, ask God to give you a dream of where you should go to college.”  Cheniec says she was given a dream that ECSU would be her home away from home. Even with the impact of the pandemic, she started her freshman year as an online student. “Thank you, ECSU, for accommodating me no matter the obstacle that came my way.” 

Eventually, she began her sophomore year and became  involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, including serving as the corresponding secretary for ECSU’s Student Government Association, and as a Chancellor Ambassador, member of the Rotaract Club, National Society of Leadership and Success and as Career Peer Ambassador. Now,  in her third year, she is honor student and is humbled to serve as the Student Body President for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Cheniec says that based on her experience, she would provide these words of encouragement to incoming freshman and transfer students. “Home away from home: Here at ECSU you’re not only going to receive a degree, but also gain a family that has your back 100%. Vikings will be better than ever, let’s make a promise that we can do together.”                  

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