On March 3, 2017, Georgia Southern University Foundation held their annual Scholarship Banquet. At the banquet, many outstanding students were recognized for their academic achievements. Among those outstanding students was Quincy Plummer, a junior Civil Engineering student.
Plummer was thrilled and appreciative to discover that he was the recipient of the 2017 Stuber-EMC Civil Engineering Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis, where students must respond to multiple essay questions. When reflecting on the application process for the scholarship, Plummer said, “I was just honest.”
The Stuber-EMC Scholarship was established in 1991 by one of the founding members of EMC Engineering Services, Inc., Larry Stuber. To be awarded the scholarship, students must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, and, most importantly, display outstanding moral character and leadership abilities.
Quincy Plummer does not disappoint. President of 2 out of 7 organizations he is active in, Plummer also works on campus as a student assistant to the Office of Admissions, and says he still finds time for 8 hours of sleep.
“When I first came to Georgia Southern, I really liked the atmosphere, and I liked how a lot of the alumni would come back and give back to the school…they call it the legacy. My goal is to be a part of that; to become a part of that legacy,” says Quincy Plummer.
Already eager to give back to the next generation, Plummer provides advice to the younger students in his organizations from time to time. He says the biggest lesson he has learned about leadership and that he can pass on is to trust your team, and delegate to them without micro-managing.
Quincy Plummer hopes to one day own his own engineering firm. In the meantime, his short-term goal is to secure an internship for the summer. With his ambition and talent, EMC has complete confidence that Plummer will succeed in his endeavors.