Hometown: Mishawaka, Ind.
High School: Penn High School
Major: Physical Education
What activities or clubs are you involved in at SJC?
I play football at SJC, and I am also on the team’s Leadership Council.
What do you appreciate most about the SJC Physical Education Department and the Business Department?
What I appreciate most about the Physical Education Department is the support and knowledge I receive from Dr. Querry and Dr. Sanders, along with the Department’s family-like atmosphere. Also, the hands-on curriculum and the fact that the Professional Learning Experience program allows us to gain classroom experience from the beginning of our freshman year has accelerated my teaching education tremendously.
How have the faculty mentored you or given you personal attention?
Dr. Querry and Dr. Sanders have been great role models, as well as mentors, for me. Unlike Physical Education programs at bigger colleges or universities, Dr. Querry and Dr. Sanders don’t teach just by the book. Instead, they also teach from their personal experiences. These two professors are always looking for more accomplishments for me to achieve.
Although I just started my Business minor, so many SJC graduates’ success stories have stemmed from the Business Department. I have had the opportunity to witness several SJC alumni serve as guest speakers, several of whom have been Business graduates who have motivated me. As a result, I am minoring in Business in hopes of making my own success story. Since adding Business as a minor, the faculty members of the Business Department have been very welcoming and have been great about helping me explore ways to implement my minor after graduation.
How do you feel about the Core Program?
The Core Program has been a great experience. I have learned to explore further possibilities and thoughts. Core truly brings you out of your shell and opens your mind to new topics. Going to Core Discussion is really a high point in my day, because I get to collaborate with my peers and hear their thoughts and ideas. Core has also helped my public speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Has the Core Program helped you in other classes within your major?
Through the Core Program, I am introduced to knowledge about different cultures, which has proven to be beneficial in my PE studies. Core has also helped me feel more comfortable talking in front of classrooms and made it easier for me to understand people’s thoughts and beliefs.
What are your plans for the future?
With a degree from SJC, I plan on teaching and coaching at the high school level. I hope to inspire my students in the same way my professors at SJC have inspired me.
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