Hometown: Douglasville, Georgia
Armstrong Class of 2015
Why I Chose Armstrong: “Because Savannah is a beautiful town with a lot of artistic opportunities.”
Favorite Pirate Experience: Working as the photography editor at The Inkwell, the student newspaper at Armstrong.
Even though Vincent Haines is only 18 years old, this Armstrong freshman works overtime as a photographer and entrepreneur.
The owner of V Photography, Vincent excels at taking photos of flowers, people and events. He recently served as the official event photographer for the Levy Diamond Dash, a fun-filled scavenger hunt in downtown Savannah, and exhibited a vibrant photo of a monarch butterfly at the 2011 Telfair Art Fair.
“Photography makes time evaporate,” he said with a smile. “To me, photography doesn’t feel like work, so my free time is filled with what I love doing.”
Vincent also works as the photo editor for The Inkwell, Armstrong’s student newspaper, where he shoots campus events, manages a team of photographers, writes cut lines and edits photos. “I love it because I’m very involved with what’s going on around campus,” he said. “I like being connected.”
This proud Pirate first discovered engineering as an Eagle Scout working towards his engineering merit badge. “I love science and math, and always wanted to be an inventor,” he explained. “The closest applicable field is engineering. I’m also very interested in design and how to make things work more effectively.”
At Armstrong, Vincent is active in the Design Matters Club and enjoys being part of the Inkwell staff. He brings a passion for learning to everything he does, both in the classroom and in the community at large.
Inspired by his grandfather, who started a successful coffee shop as a college student, Vincent is determined to combine his entrepreneurial spirit and his love of photography, engineering and design in an exciting future career. Keep an eye on this ambitious freshman – he’s on the rise!