Elliot Hardy III

Degree(s) Held and from what Institution(s):

Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from American International College

Two sentences summarizing you, and your experience at AIC:

From the moment I stepped on campus, my second semester as a sophomore I fell in love. As a transfer student was accepted into the AIC community as if I enrolled as a freshman, by students as well as the faculty. The family like atmosphere that I experienced as a student inspired me to look for employment within AIC after I graduated.

What I love about American International College:

Where do I start? I love the fact that AIC has a strong sense of community on campus. It's almost like a home away from home for some students and faculty. I also love the fact that AIC continues to improve every year, whether it a renovation to a building or keeping up with the modern day technology by placing smart boards/60 inch television's in every class room.

Why I love being an admissions counselor:

Seeing the joy of a student who has just been accepted into AIC brings joy to me. The fact that I have the opportunity to try and better someone's life is the best part of my job. Making connections with prospective students and families is a bonus to the job because I love meeting new people and hearing their background stories. Every student is different and all bring something special to the table when they start their journey to college.

Favorite book:

The Lost boy, By Dave Pelzer

Favorite vacation destination:

Miami, Florida

Something you might not know about me:

I was Rex the Yellow Jacket (AIC's Mascot) for 2 years

Favorite part of living in this area:

Six Flags and the Big E!

Favorite quote:

Excuses are tools of the incompetent, reserved to build mountains of nothingness, and those who rely on the seldom amount to anything

When I'm not at work, I can be found:

In front to the TV watching a sports game

Favorite college memory:

When I officially became the Senior Class President is my favorite memory of college. I couldn't believe how far I have come in such short amount of time. If someone would have told me in high school that I was going to be the President of my Senior Class in college I would have laughed in their face and walked away. It was a very proud moment in my life.

Favorite childhood memory:

Winning my very first race at a track meet, I won by a lot and that first race made me so excited about running and getting faster. I loved it and became really good at it.

Name a person alive or deceased that you would like to meet and why:

Carlos Ray Norris, also known as Chuck Norris. Simply because his is Chuck Norris.

One thing you could not live without:

My Brothers

Favorite hobby:

Running track and playing sports

If I won the lottery I would:

I would first call SallieMae and give her all her money back, and then make sure my family is secure. I would then travel the world. I would also give back to the community I came from.

What's on my playlist:

Here's just a few of many:

  • "One Mic" - Nas
  • "Juicy" - Biggie Smalls
  • "Dear Mama" - Tupac Shakur
  • "follow me" - Uncle Kracker
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