Trevor Gregory Printup walks through the campus of Dalton State College early one bright, crisp morning.
It's obvious from his step that he's happy, even before hearing him belt out "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," a well-known symbol of cheer. His demeanor is a stark contrast to most college students at 8 a.m., often still bleary-eyed while dragging to morning classes.
Printup stands on the corner of Memorial Hall near the student center during times it's busiest with students walking. He greets students, shakes their hands, waves, asks their names and encourages them.
"I like to let people know they're valuable," said Printup, who is from Calhoun. "We should all be a light. The world is full of darkness. But the moment light comes in, darkness vanishes. I want to encourage people, and let them know I care."
He's becoming a fixture on campus, and students have begun to look for him standing at his corner.
"He's such a great person," student Kelly-Rose Maier said. "He makes people want to talk to him because of his great personality. I just met him, but I'm so glad I did."
"He's so uplifting," added Ebony Callahan.
Printup's attitude is rooted in his faith in God. The sophomore management information systems major had ...