"JCC gave me the confidence to pursue my aspirations to help sick children"I decided as a high school senior that I wanted to become a doctor one day.
But as a small-town teenager, I wasn’t ready to move away from home to get my medical degree. So I enrolled at Johnston Community College where I was close to family and surrounded by caring instructors to start building my educational foundation.
I earned an associate’s in arts degree and transferred to East Carolina University where two years later I received my bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. In 2006, I earned my medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology. Today, I’m a resident at Miami Children’s Hospital in Florida.
The guidance I received at JCC gave me the confidence to pursue my aspirations to help sick children. I only have fond memories of JCC. My success as a doctor today is due in part to the guidance and support I received from my community college experience.
I’m Eric Eason and I’m a 1998 graduate of Johnston Community College.