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.