Name:  Laurely Caycho

Age: 25

Hometown: Calhoun

High school:  Gordon Central High School

Major: Psychology

Expected graduation date: Fall 2016

Why did you choose Dalton State? I chose Dalton State because I wanted to stay close to home and it was affordable.

What do you plan to do after graduation? I plan to get my master’s in Student Affairs and work with Orientation and Student Life.

What activities are you involved in on campus? I have been an orientation leader for two years, and I’m currently the Camps and Conference Director. This fall I will be an ambassador for Familias Unidas Latino Outreach; I am a member of LASO, Teach Club, and Dalton State International.

What are some of your biggest achievements or accomplishments at Dalton State? My biggest achievement as a Roadrunner was having the opportunity to go to Leader Shape in Illinois. This conference changed my life and helped me become aware of all the factors that it takes to become a leader.

What are some of your favorite activities in and around Dalton? All the activities that CAB has been doing have been great, enjoyable and fun. We also have a lot of activities by the RSOs that are always fun and something new to experience.

What is your best memory so far as part of the Roadrunner Nation? One of my memories from Roadrunner Nation was when I was awarded the Shooting Star Award at our Leadership Dinner. It was an honor to receive this award, and it will be a day I will never forget.  My best memory as a Roadrunner was receiving a scholarship from Dalton State Foundation. It has been such a blessing to me, and I will do my best to become an example for the Roadrunner Nation.

Favorite comfort food? Peruvian food. It’s amazing!

What is your guilty pleasure? Shopping! Shoes to be more specific!

What do you feel most proud of? My family - they have shown me that as long as we stay together we can achieve everything our hearts desire.

If you won the lottery, what would you do? Pay all my school loans, my car loan, and pay for my grad school!

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why? I would like to speak all the languages of the world; that way I could go anywhere in the world and don’t have worry about the language barrier.

What cheers you up? Smiles, chocolates, Coke, being with friends and family

What is your favorite childhood memory? I got a red bicycle for Christmas when I was 5. I was in love with my bike!

What is your favorite app? Agenda App. It’s pretty much my life! Tells me all my due dates and where I have to be.

Where is your favorite place to eat? My favorite place to eat is TGIF. I love the Cajun Chicken Alfredo!

What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to become a nurse, but everything changed! My passion has become Student Affairs, and I’m planning to achieve my goal!

What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? Being part of the Roadrunner Nation means everything to me. I have grown academically and as a leader in this school. This Roadrunner family saw potential in me I never thought I had. They encouraged me and also have helped me grow to what I am today. It is an amazing privilege to be called a Roadrunner, and we might not be the biggest school in the whole state of Georgia but the heart, passion, and dedication that each person puts into this college makes this school the biggest and greatest institution there is. Roadrunner Nation is changing lives one at a time, and they have taught me to do the same thing.