Spotlight Demarcus Johnson
Name: Demarcus Johnson
High school: Rome High School
Major: Marketing Systems with a minor in entrepreneurship
Expected graduation date: Spring 2018
Why did you choose Dalton State? Dalton State had the major I was interested in. It was also extremely affordable and close to my hometown.
What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? I came to Dalton State the year athletics started back, so for me it is being a part of a school with a historic athletic program that won a national championship within two years of eligibility.
What do you plan to do after graduation? I plan to relocate to Michigan and explore available career options there. I plan to pursue my MBA as well, just not sure exactly when.
Who is/was your favorite professor and why? Dr. David Williams. I have taken him for many marketing courses, and he truly cares for his students. His humor keeps everyone in class engaged, and even if I don’t want to admit it he is marketing genius.
What activities are you involved in on campus? I am a long-standing member of the American Marketing Association. I have also worked in Campus Recreation for three years now, and I am currently the social media intern in that department. I play on the Dalton State men’s club basketball team as well as participate in various intramural sports, ranging from soccer, basketball, flag football, and even volleyball.
What are some of your biggest achievements or accomplishments at Dalton State? I would say my biggest achievement is just making it to my final year of college. It hasn’t been an easy road to say the least, but I definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is a blessing. Also winning three intramural basketball championships is something I will forever remember.
What is your best memory so far as part of the Roadrunner Nation? My best memory is when Dalton State basketball played Southern Polytechnic State University, and my friend Preston Earle hit the game winner with all the time expiring off of the clock. The student section went crazy and everyone in the arena stormed the court.
What is the last book you read? “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck
What is your guilty pleasure? Hershey’s white chocolate cookies n’ cream
What do you feel most proud of? Who I’ve become opposed to who I used to be.
If you won the lottery, what would you do? I would make sure my family was taken care of, and then I would make wise investments.
What is a skill you’d like to learn and why? I would love to learn to speak Spanish fluently. This could help me professionally and in my everyday life.
Who is your hero? Jesus Christ
Who would play you in the movie version of your life? Myself
If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet? Martin Luther King Jr.
What is your favorite app? Snapchat
Where is your favorite place to eat? Chick-fil-a
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A professional basketball player
As a Roadrunner, how do you Run Boldly? I believe you Run Boldly by never quitting, never giving up. If you have a dream or a goal you run after it boldly, with one raging intention in mind and that’s achieving it.