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Joy As a military mom with two small children and a husband deployed in Iraq, Joy Mattocks shows no obvious signs of stress when discussing her ability to juggle her family, career and education. Even though her husband, Zatochi, has been in Afghanistan twice and is on his second rotation in Iraq with no knowledge of when he’ll return home, she shares hilarious stories about child rearing, marriage and all the joys and headaches in between.
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AntonioFSU alumnus, Antonio Jackson, believes that it is “the passion for the field” that has kept him rather busy for the last six years.  A sociology instructor at Robeson Community College, Antonio launched his career as a teacher when he entered the classroom at Grey’s Creek Middle School, devoting his time to special needs students. He notes that special education teachers are rarities and the turnover rate is high, but the E.E. Smith graduate persevered as a public school educator for four years until opportunity promised him a position in his preferred field.
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DayshaDaysha Lawrence estimates by the time she is 31-years young, she will have already completed her doctoral studies in educational research and policy analysis at North Carolina State University. Ambitious would be an understatement if one attempted to describe this budding scholar who first graduated from Fayetteville State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in sociology and again in 2003, with a master’s degree in sociology. >> Read More



Graduate student, Jessica Severance considers herself “lucky”, for she has been fortunate to view Fayetteville State University from two different perspectives.  While she is employed as a coordinator of the survey center for the Research Center for Health Disparities, she is also a student majoring in sociology in the master’s program.
She says the blessing in that is, “I end up working with the same people in the department. I not only get to work for them, but I also get to work with them.”
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