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Strong Stories: CarLeigh Buck

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HometownHinesville, Georgia Degree Class of 2017

Recipient of a General Armstrong Scholarship

CarLeigh Buck

For CarLeigh Buck, a second-generation Armstrong student, Pirate pride runs deep.

“Seeing my mother excel at Armstrong and then feeling so welcome when I came myself really cemented Armstrong as my number-one choice,” she says. “I felt the warmth at Armstrong’s campus more than at any other campus I visited.”

Buck’s positive experiences created the inspiration to pursue a degree in Psychology, a major she had never before considered.

“At Armstrong, I found the perfect balance,” she explains. “The university environment is defined by support and devotion to knowledge.”

During her first year, Buck took classes at Armstrong’s Savannah campus and at the Liberty Center in Hinesville, earning a 4.0 GPA, as well as entrance into the Armstrong Honors Program.

“Whether I needed help, a quiet place to study, a new perspective on a difficult course or support from the faculty, Armstrong has provided me with more than I could’ve ever asked for from my college,” she says. “Just as Armstrong was instrumental in reaching my prior goals, I know it will be a driving force in achieving all of my new goals for the future.”