Hometown: ColumbusOrganizations & Activities: President of Panther Activities Council, Black Student Union, Panther Players and DJ for RadiODU
Why did you choose to attend Ohio Dominican University?
I chose Ohio Dominican because it’s a small campus where I can be myself and receive the education I need to become the man I want to be. At Ohio Dominican, it really feels like I’m home. I’ve met a number of great friends that I know I’ll stay in touch with long after graduation.
How do you stay involved at ODU?
Since I commute to ODU, it’s very important to me to be involved on campus. I am currently president of the Panther Activities Council and a member of ODU’s Black Student Union. I’ve had so much fun participating in these organizations and have met many amazing people.
What is your most memorable moment at ODU?
I’ve made so many great memories at ODU, but one, in particular, always makes me laugh.
At the end of ODU's Got Talent show, my friend, Malik, and I decided to do the Harlem Shake dance with all of the students who attended. It was a great time!
What do you want to do after graduation?
After I graduate from ODU, I plan on going to law school. The court system needs to be improved, and I hope to play a role in that process. I am currently looking for internship opportunities to get more real-world experience so I am better prepared for my career.
What is one unique experience you’ve had at ODU that has helped you grow personally, professionally and/or spiritually? Why?
Last year, I won the Student Organization Member of the Year Award at ODU’s annual Leadership Awards. I was shocked because I had no idea I was nominated for the award. This recognition showed me the importance of hard work and not worrying about trying to impress other people. It felt great to be recognized, and that experience has given me confidence in myself and my abilities going forward.
Why are you proud to be an ODU student?
I am very proud to be an ODU student! While at ODU, I’ve discovered many things about myself. I’ve also learned that being a leader doesn't always mean I have to be in the spotlight. I couldn’t imagine attending college anywhere else!