Orkelle Scott | 49er Graduate | UNC Charlotte | Charlotte, NC

What degree(s) are you earning? What do you plan on doing after graduation? 

I will be earning my degree in Psychology with a Minor in Public Health. After graduation I will still be a group fitness instructor at the school and potentially get my Masters Degree!

What organizations were you involved in? 

Since I am a transfer student I came in a little late and wasn’t as involved as I would like to have been, but there were a few things that I did do with my short time! I was involved in the Women’s Leadership Program as well as joining a sorority!  Being a part of these organizations really helped to mold and shape me into the confident young woman that I am today.

Favorite spot on campus and why? 

My favorite spot on campus would have to be Belk Gym as well as Chick Fil A. College is all about having a balance, I am a Group Fitness instructor here at UNC Charlotte and I teach all kinds of classes but I will always tell my participants that life is too short not to treat yourself!

What has been your favorite memory at UNC Charlotte?

My favorite memory at UNC Charlotte would have to be when I taught my first group fitness class. I was EXTREMELY nervous and ran out of things to do with 20 minutes left of class! I have changed so much since my first class and I am teaching things I never thought I would! Group Fitness has boosted my self-confidence more than I could have ever imagined!

Most valuable lesson learned during your college career? 

The most valuable lesson that I have learned throughout my college career is that no matter how long it takes you, NEVER give up. Although it gets rough at times, that’s when the biggest breakthroughs and successes happen! Keep Pushing!

Orkelle, your personality shines as bright as your smile! You have an energy and enthusiasm about you that is contagious and sure to motivate and inspire others. From what little time we had together, I could tell that you are as motivated, self-aware and resilient as they come. All the best! I'll have to take one of your group fitness classes soon! ;) 

Ushvani Jagdeo