Are you a member of any club or student group?:
VP of Communication for Phi Theta Kappa, Union County College Veterans Club
Favorite Class at Union: Physics 111 Lab. Mostly
you do things on paper, but in the lab you have a visual. You can actually see what’s
happening. Hands-on is always more interesting and fun.
Why did you choose Union?: I was looking to go to NJIT and when I talked
to the admissions department they said due to the time lapse in my education that
I would need to go to Community College first. By completing my Associates Degree
here first, I’ll be able to transfer everything I’ve done to NJIT when I get there.
What is your fondest memory so far at
Union?: Interaction with other like-minded individuals. Discussing engineering related
topics apart from our curriculum.
Interesting fact about yourself: I custom built my own Harley Davidson Sportster,
1953 Pontiac Chieftan and 1977 Pontiac Firebird.
I’ve driven a little over 500,000 miles on three
continents (North America, Europe and Asia). I’ve driven everything from a motorcycle
to a 29,000 pound (“7 Ton”) Marine Corp MTVR and I can order a beer and curse someone
out in seven languages. Yup, it’s true.
What is the biggest adjustment you had to
make coming to college?: Going from a very regimented lifestyle in the military
and then dealing with the student lifestyle which kind of floats without consequences.
Career or further education goals: At minimum,
a BA in Mechanical Engineering at NJIT. Ideally open up my own business, building “traditional” 1950s style custom cars, hotrods
Is there anything else we ought to know about you?: This past April I rode
a bull. A real live bull.
Why?: Because sometimes you just gotta take the bull by the horns… or the
rope tied around it, as the case may be.