ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.- Angel Teagle, a 23-year-old graduating senior at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), is ready to conquer his dreams after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in emergency management with a minor in military science. 

The Fayetteville, N.C. native, has gained valuable knowledge and skills within disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, preparing him to effectively manage crises and mitigate the impact of natural and man-made disasters. As an emergency management student, Teagle has been actively involved in campus organizations and extracurricular activities related to both disciplines.  

“My extracurricular engagements include serving as the Operations Chief for the ECSU CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), S3 for ROTC, and participating in the VR/Esports Lab team, Entrepreneurship Club, and serving as the 2024 president of the Gamma Rho chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated,” says Teagle.  

“Elizabeth City State University has profoundly influenced my personal and professional growth, providing me with the resources to develop my transformative invention, The Car Seat Companion, and presenting opportunities beyond state borders that I never imagined possible,” he said.  

Teagle says that his time at ECSU has “blessed” him with lifelong friendships, opportunities to travel outside the state for his personal and professional development, and connections with like-minded people willing to help him along his journey.  

Teagle looks forward to pursuing a career that allows him to combine his passions of emergency management and military services. Just one day prior to commencement, he took his oath of office to become a Quartermaster Officer in the U.S. Army where his first assignment will be in Fort Bliss, Texas.  

“I am deeply grateful to Elizabeth City State University for all it has offered me, and I wholeheartedly recommend this institution to prospective students,” he said.