Students in Action
Brianna T. Dickinson
Major: International Relations & Global Affairs
Minor: Spanish and Sociology
Tell us a little about yourself. What makes you a unique Eckerd student?
I love to smile and laugh. I try to be as happy as possible no matter what. I love to encourage others and I enjoy giving back to the community. I try to be involved as much as possible with Relay For Life, The Current, musical ensemble, ECHO, and being a Student Ambassador.
Eckerd is recognized as a college That Changes Lives (book by Loren Pope). How has EC changed your life?
It's given me plenty of leadership opportunities, chances to give back to the school, community, and other countries to explore. Eckerd's given me the chance to meet some of the most fascinating people ever and has given me opportunities to speak my mind.
The first year of college can have a profound affect on the other 3 years; what was the defining moment of your Autumn Term experience and/or freshman year?
The literature I read about truth and justice in classes like Western Heritage and International Relations had the most profound effect on me. Autumn Term helped me learn how to explore, how to get out of my comfort zone, meet new people and check out the campus and St Petersburg.
What are some traits or characteristics you find in most Eckerd students?
Most are relaxed and carefree, but hard working, caring, FUN, and very determined.
What are some of your favorite things about Eckerd?
Saturday morning brunch sitting outside on the patio, Spring Break Service trips, EC Club during autumn term, Professor Felice, Latin Night, Springtopia, Palmetto café and it’s outside patio and the Service-learning office.