Finding Greatness: Joseph Foster

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 2:12 PM
Categories: Finding Greatness | School of Aviation | Pressroom | Students

Macon, GA

Joseph Foster, aspiring flight test engineer, helps his fellow students as an MGA peer career advisor.

Full Name: Joseph Isaac Elder Foster.

Age: 19.

Hometown: Kingston, N.Y.

Residence: Jonesboro.

High School: “I went to Martha Ellen Stilwell School of The Arts, where I studied vocal performance under the direction of Dr. K. Pace and Jennifer Wilson. I was president of the Students Against Destructive Decisions organization.”

Family: “My parents, grandparents, godmother, and siblings.”

Degree Objective: Aviation Maintenance and Pre- Engineering.

Class Rank: Freshman.

Primary Campus: Eastman.

Activities: “I am president of the Peer Career Advisor Club on the Eastman Campus, which is part of the Career Services office of Middle Georgia State University.”

Career Goals: “I want to become a flight test engineer for NASA, Boeing, Delta or some other major airline.”

He chose Middle Georgia State University because … “I wanted to pursue a career in aviation and MGA’s School of Aviation offers a way to earn certification as an aviation technician.”

The greatest thing he discovered about Middle Georgia State was … “It has a pre-engineering program that can help students get the background they need to move on to Georgia Tech.”

His greatest academic experience as a Middle Georgia State student has been … “Maintaining my 4.0 GPA!”

To him, greatness means … “Greatness the absolute best, whether it’s being the best or making the best of something. To be great takes time, effort, and the determination to reach to greater heights. To be great it requires late nights, early days, and tough times. In moments like these, we are challenged to dig deep and persevere. These are the things that make you great, so I challenge my generation to rise up and be great.”

One thing people don’t know about him is … “Middle Georgia State University is a family affair for me. I have a sister taking classes on the Macon Campus who is also on the dean’s list. My cousin takes classes on the Cochran Campus. I have another cousin planning to attend in fall of 2017. My family and I are completely supportive of MGA!”

In five years … “Once I graduate from Middle Georgia State, I plan to transfer Georgia Tech to study Aerospace Engineering. At some point, I hope to be able to pursue a master’s and at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.”