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Highlander Heroes

Highlander Heroes is the Student Success Center's special recognition program.

Ashley Smith


Age: 22

Hometown: Griffin

High School: Griffin Christian High School

Major: Mathematics

Expected Graduation Date: December 2016

Why did you choose Gordon State College? I initially came to Gordon for two years to complete my core classes, and then Gordon added their Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics, and I decided to stay.

What do you plan to do after graduation? I plan to teach and get a Master's in Mathematics.

What activities are you involved in on campus? I tutor at the Student Success Center, have been involved on various QEP committees, and played on the soccer team for two years.

Where is your favorite study spot? The outside amphitheater

Where is your favorite hangout? My couch

Favorite comfort food? Coffee and fresh produce

If you had a theme song, what would it be? The theme song from Jeopardy

What is your favorite book? Jane Eyre

What is your favorite line from a movie? "Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance."-Evelyn Couch from Fried Green Tomatoes

Who would play you in a movie version of your life? Emily Bett Rickards

What is your favorite childhood memory? Our family vacation to Hawaii when I was in third grade.

Who from history would you like to meet? Albert Einstein

What is your favorite app? Netflix

Where is your favorite place to eat? Der Biergarten in Atlanta

What did you want to be when you were a kid? A mermaid

What does it mean to you to be part of the Highlander community? Being a part of the Highlander community means feeling safe. We have a great student body and supportive faculty and staff. I feel a sense of closeness and belonging to the Highlander community.

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