University of Mississippi
Activities & Involvement:
On campus, I was heavily involved in the Engineering Student Body as the Vice President. Additionally, I served in the Columns Society, a group of student ambassadors selected by the Chancellor to serve the university at the highest level. In my free time, I love to be active, so I’d mountain bike, hike, or climb as often as I could.
Honors & Achievements:
I was honored to receive the Taylor Medal, an award given no more than 0.45% of the student body at Ole Miss, recognizing outstanding academic achievement and community involvement. Additionally, I was amongst 200 seniors selected to be the Who’s Who of Ole Miss. I am also proud to say that I graduated Summa Cum Laude – a goal I set for myself when I first came to college. Finally, I am extremely excited to say that I successfully defended my honors thesis in Chemical Engineering through the Honors College.
I have a job lined up with Kerry Group in Rome, Georgia, where I will be working as a Production Management trainee. There, I plan to utilize my engineering skills, as well as further develop leadership as I lead a team of operators in a technical capacity. Eventually, I will get an MBA and pursue a full-time managerial position.
I am most proud of my involvement in the Columns Society. That is a group of 30 men and women who embody Ole Miss in every way, shape, and form. It was an incredible honor and a testament to my hard work and accomplishments to be chosen. There, I was able to give back to a university that has given me so much – an incredible education, abundant resources, and lifelong friends.
The quote I chose below speaks to me on many levels, because being a deaf individual in a hearing world is incredibly challenging – one challenge of which being that we stand out. Embrace that. You are an original and can thrive. Deafness may describe us, but it by no means defines us.