A quick scan of Marycobb's undergraduate activities reads like a resume of a seasoned professional. Countless positions on committees that range from president-elect, University Student Centers Board of Directors; member of executive search committee for Campus Enterprises' Associate Vice Chancellor; co-chair of Park Scholarships Senior Gala; CSLEPS Leadership in Action; to vice-president elect of Beta Alpha Psi.
What's her secret? Does she sleep? Marycobb says she's determined to be a well-rounded student. "Striking a balance between academics, extracurricular activities and personal growth is important to me." After a visit to campus, she felt that NC State was the one school that would allow her to best explore all her interests.
"NC State has everything I was looking for — student organizations, outstanding faculty and the culture of Raleigh."
She's proved her observation correct. During spring break, the business major traveled to Monterrey, Mexico, to study in a graduate-level business strategy and political economy course. That she could learn outside the classroom was another unique draw for NC State, said Marycobb. "When I graduate, I want to be a productive, contributing member of society. Understanding and experiencing international business from a real-world, global perspective has supplemented what I learn in the classroom, and will definitely foster my professional development," she adds.
One might wonder what a busy girl like Marycobb does to wind down. If you said, 'organize and successfully launch a campus-wide transportation program,' you're right. In March 2010, Marycobb, along with fellow students and staff unveiled WolfWheels, a sustainable, low-cost transportation alternative. Thanks to the groups' collaboration, NC State students, faculty and staff can get around town and campus with a new, tuned bike for a mere $2 daily, $4 weekend, or $12 weekly rental fee. (The cost includes a helmet, lock and front and rear lights.)
How did Marycobb celebrate her latest accomplishment? Don't think for a minute she took a breather or even a power nap. For the post-event party, Marycobb said, "About 20 of us biked from the Brickyard to Centennial Campus on the new WolfWheels." Way to roll, Marycobb!