DeSales Alumnus Profile
My life is good because of DeSales University!
Upper Bucks YMCA
401 Fairview Avenue
Quakertown, PA 18951
Why I Do What I Do:
I love working in the sports field and in the non-profit sector; and through my efforts, I enjoy making a real impact within my community.
Academia Los Pinares (Tegucigalpa, Honduras)
High School Accomplishments:
- 2006 ABSH National Champions: Soccer Team
- 4-letter Varsity Player (Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field)
- Varsity Captain: Basketball Team
- Varsity Captain: Volleyball Team
- Bucks County Community College, 2009
- DeSales University, 2012
- DeSales University Deans List (2010, 2011, 2012)
- Academic Excellence Award (2010)
- Magna Cum Laude (2012)
- Delta Mu Delta Inductee (2012)
- Business Faculty Award for Excellence in Management (2012)
Jobs Held In College:
- Warehouse Employee, Country Junction: 2006-2009
- Lil’ Kickers and Adult Soccer Director, BucksMont Indoor Sports Center: 2007-2012
Hanging out with my wife and friends, working on our home, playing soccer and volleyball.
Just about anything…CCR, Bob Marley, Jason Aldean, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Breaking
Benjamin are just a few.
Courses I Loved:
Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Intro to Radio, Ethical Issues in the Work Place, Classical Political Thought, and Modern Political Thought.
Successfully completing my degree while being married and working full-time.
Not becoming more involved in campus activities.
To become an ethical, diligent, and humble contributor to my community while providing for and supporting my family.
Influential People: My parents, specifically my mother, for pushing and encouraging me to stick with it and persevere through the completion of my degree. My wife, for being loving and supportive of my efforts despite the many nights stuck on the computer as opposed to spending time with her. Dr. Jeffries for being a wonderful professor and mentor, giving a wealth of quality lectures, and superb guidance which made my experience at DeSales all the better! The entire Division of Business for their commitment to providing a quality education and experience.
"By the grace of God, I am what I am." 1 Corinthians 15:10
Juggling the responsibilities of a full-time job and full-time course load.
Best Advice Received:
Never, never give up. (Family Motto)
Advice I Would Give:
Excelling in school is important, but make sure you invest an equal amount of time into relevant job experience, internships, and networking. This will make you much more marketable than your peers coming out of school with merely good grades and a degree.
Toughest Obstacle I Overcame:
Somehow managing to schedule all my classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays so that I could maintain a consistent work schedule during my time at DeSales.
What I Liked Best About DeSales:
Small class sizes and the ability to truly interact with professors.
What I Miss Most About DeSales:
The ability to interact with professors and peers in a classroom setting.
What I Miss Least About DeSales:
All the course work! J
Advice for Present DeSales Students:
All the tools and preparation needed to be successful in the workforce can be found at DeSales University. It will ultimately be up to you as to whether you decide to take advantage of them!