Multigeneration Boilermaker Looks Back at His Purdue Experience
Hometown: Linden, IN.
Major & Concentration: Agricultural Business, with a concentration in Business Management
Minors or Certificates: Minor in Global Ag and Food Systems, with a certificate in Collaborative Leadership
Why did you come to Purdue: I came to Purdue for 2 reasons. I am the 30th member of my family to attend Purdue, with my great grandfather graduating with a degree in Agriculture in 1928. Since then my 28 relatives have attended Purdue throughout the past century, and I mark the 30th. I also valued education and basketball in my college, and Purdue was the perfect fit.
Favorite Purdue tradition: Shaking your shoe/keys at kickoff
Top three influences at Purdue:
- Sigma Chi Fraternity – relationships with brothers and alumni such as Tom Morales and Marc Carlson
- I have had an amazing advisor, who has made many potential headaches in college disappear
- Studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland
Top five memories of your time at Purdue:
- Beating #3 Michigan State at home on father’s weekend
- Opening up Triple X
- College Mentors
- Studying abroad in Dublin Ireland
- Easter Mass at the Vatican
Places you have been as a Purdue student: I traveled to Dublin, Vienna, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, Warsaw, Madrid, London, and The Vatican
Favorite club/organization: College Mentors
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: I started a Food Drive on campus that went through the Greek system.
Favorite Social Activity: Tailgating
Favorite place to study: HSSE Library
Favorite thing about CoA: How everyone is so willing to help each other
Favorite thing about your major: I get to be in the college of Agriculture
Favorite class: AGEC 450
Favorite professor: Dr. Mintert
Three biggest accomplishments:
- Eagle Scout
- FFA American Degree Recipient
- Doing a comedy show at Purdue
Where do you want to end up: I would love to work abroad for a while
Advice for underclassman: Be involved during your time at Purdue, and try to take every opportunity that presents itself to you, because you never know where it will take you.
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: The biggest thing I have taken away from Purdue, is a sense of Pride of being a Boilermaker. I see the work and effort it takes to go to Purdue, and it makes me proud of what I’ve done, and excited to see what I’ve yet to accomplish.