Student Accolade - Eric Green

June 4, 2003

Being a twin can take sibling rivalry to a new level, and Adam and Eric Green are no exception. "In true twin fashion, we like to compete to see who can do things the best," Eric says.
"From competing to see how few hits it takes to put in a nail to racing to get our team's half of the roof on faster, Adam and I like to joke about who is better at building. Having said that, Adam is the best work partner I have out there."
Eric has helped several families in the Waco community since joining Baylor Habitat for Humanity as a freshman. His most memorable project was constructing a home two years ago for Eddie and Anya Gayle and their 2-year-old daughter.
"At the groundbreaking ceremony, and as we built their home alongside them, it was apparent that the Gayles didn't just think of us as college students. They truly appreciated that we were giving them a place to raise their family."
In addition to his participation in Baylor Habitat, Eric is a Carr P. Collins Scholar, a Regents Scholar and a member of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC). He also is a founding officer of Eta Kappa Nu and of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. His older brother, Brian, BEn '00, was the first BIC electrical engineering major, a discipline that leaves little room for liberal arts courses. Not willing to sacrifice one for the other, though, Brian worked with his BIC adviser to make his dual interests work. Eric has followed in his older brother's footsteps as a BIC electrical and computer engineering major, and he plans to attend law school after graduation. Eric also has published several articles in Today's Engineer, unusual for an undergraduate.
"My curiosity about electronics and technology naturally led me to pursue a degree in engineering. However, I've always had a passion for the law and politics," he says. "When I first learned that my two interests could actually coincide in a career as a patent attorney, I was hooked."
Although faced with a challenging career, Eric says he will continue to serve others through Habitat. "I love relieving stress by serving, so I will always make time for such a great cause. Over the last three years, Habitat has become such a large part of who I am, and I cannot imagine my life without it."