I currently Study Civil Engineering at Ohio Northern University's T.J. Smull College of Engineering. As a current junior at ONU, I have been able to partake in countless events. I played for the ONU Men's Soccer team both freshman and sophomore years. As a freshman, I was initiated into Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Rho Pi chapter, a music fraternity full of men who have a desire for music and brotherhood. Also within the music department, I am a member of the University Singers, the top auditioned choir on campus. This gave me the opportunity to tour with the choir around the United States for 43 days during the summer of 2016. Within the engineering college, I have participated in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This year, I was elected into the Public Relations position and then onto President of the University’s student chapter. Concrete Canoe has also occupied my time throughout the last several years, allowing me to go to the annual competition last year and become hull designer for the canoe this year.
Last year, I was asked by the College of Engineering Dean to put together some music for a distinguished alumni event being held at the University. I created a jazz ensemble full of engineering students. This very ensemble was also asked by the University President, Dr. Dan Dibiasio, to perform at the ground breaking ceremony for a new engineering buidling on ONU campus. This planning and wonderful execution in addition to other volunteer positions for the engineering college allowed me the fortune of receiving the Dr. DeBow Freed Award for Undergraduate Students at the President's Leadership Dessert in April of 2016.
ONU has allowed me to experience many opportunities to grow as a student and as a professional. Through the university’s many career fairs, I was able to secure an internship with AEP, American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio. After a full summer of dedication and hard work, I was asked to return for another summer. ONU has offered me much. I can only ask that becoming a University Innovation Fellow will be able to offer me even more to help develop my leadership abilities and further my professional relations.
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