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Courtney Higgins

Alumni of Fayetteville State University
Courtney Drealle Higgins, daughter of Sammie Lee Higgins and Dorothy Pearl Higgins, sister to Terrence Samuale Higgins, and sister in law to Latesha Higgins of New Bern, North Carolina, will be graduating on May 9, 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Middle Grades Mathematics, with a second academic concentration in Special Education from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. During her time at FSU, she was recognized for being on Dean's List and Chancellor's List. She was chosen for various scholarships and internships such as the CHEER Scholarship, TESAP scholarship, UROMS internship, as well as Student Teaching Internship. Courtney has served in various organizations such as National Council of Negro Women, NAACP where she served as Education Committee Chair, Illusions Modeling Club, Residence Hall Association: Vice President of Williams Hall, Association of Women's in Mathematics, Bronco Ambassadors, and Collegiate Middle Level Association. She was also nominated Fayetteville State University's Student Teacher of the Year. After graduation, Courtney will be pursuing her Master's in School Counseling, working in Jones County Public Schools as a Middle School Math Educator, and also be running the organization "R.I.S.E." which stands for "Reaching Individual Self Enhancements", where she is the Founder and CEO. She has a strong passion for God, family, education, giving back to others, particularly the youth, civil rights and social action, environment, and health.
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Courtney Higgins recognized for being named to Spring 2015 Chancellor's List

Courtney Higgins (Middle Grades Mathematics major) was recognized on April 19, 2016 for being named to the Chancellor's List at a program held at Fayetteville State University. Courtney was named ...

April, 29 2016 - Verified by Fayetteville State University
Courtney Higgins Graduates from Fayetteville State University

Courtney Higgins graduated from Fayetteville State University with a BS in Middle Grades Mathematics on May 9th, 2015. FSU Chancellor James A. Anderson presided over the ceremony, and Kenyata Wes...

May, 22 2015 - Verified by Fayetteville State University
Courtney Higgins recognized for being named to Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 Chancellor's List

Courtney Higgins, a Middle Grades Mathematics major, was recognized on March 24th, 2015 at the Chancellor's List Students Program of Recognition, held at the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium at Fayettevill...

April, 21 2015 - Verified by Fayetteville State University
Bronco Ambassadors
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 - Fayetteville State University
Collegiate Middle Level Association
Association of Women in Mathematics (Student Chapter)
Fall 2013 - Fall 2014 - Fayetteville State University
Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Mathematics and Sciences (UROMS)
UROMS is funded by Department of Education and designed to improve student recruitment, retention and graduation rate of under-represented students in Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Forensic Science and Biotechnology programs. The Aim of the UROMS program is make all resources available to the under-represented students, including women, for successful retention in STEM subjects and continue to be successful in careers.
Spring 2011 - Summer 2011 - Fayetteville State University
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Spring 2010 - Fall 2014 - Fayetteville State University
National Council of Negro Women
Spring 2010 - Fall 2014 - Fayetteville State University
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 - Fayetteville State University
Black Millennium Modeling Club
Founder, CEO at R.I.S.E.
The mission of R.I.S.E. is to empower young women to Reach their Individual Self Enhancements. These young women need to know that they are significant, heroic, and exquisite. They are descendants of royalty and bound for greatness despite the internal and external barriers they go through. Where inquiry is used to develop self-love, health, education, and individuality through counseling and mentorship. This organization conducts workshops on modesty, preparing for high school & college, fitness, and community service projects. Teaching these young ladies to overcome the scars in their life such as abuse, peer pressure, failed relationships/friendships, bullying, etc. and to RISE above it all. Advocacy for social, physical, mental, and academic change.
January 2015 - Present
Student Teaching Intern at Cumberland County Schools
Student teaching/teacher internship is a cooperative endeavor between the University and the public schools. The partnership is designed to exchange ideas, to plan cooperatively, and to provide students with a realistic and natural setting for a culminating experience. You have to go through an interview process and be chosen by the School of Education.
January 2015 - May 2015
Summer Camp Counselor at YMCA
May 2014 - August 2014
Math Educator at 21st Century Group L.L.C.
August 2012 - April 2014
Early Childhood Learning Center Classroom Assistant at Fayetteville State University
August 2012 - May 2014

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