Alumni Profiles

Our business alumni have taken time to reflect on their DeSales experiences which describe their time as a student and their personal challenges and achievements. We hope you find the information interesting and helpful. 

The Division of Business encourages our business alumni to obtain a copy of the Alumni Profile Template linked below and please submit a completed profile and photo to Verdiana.Quinn@desales.edu.

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Evans, David - Class 2012

Dave Evans - Class 2012DeSales Alumnus Profile

My life is good because of DeSales University!

Name:                                                                        

David Evans

Present Profession:

Sports Director

Upper Bucks YMCA

401 Fairview Avenue

Quakertown, PA 18951

David.Evans@ubymca.org

 

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.

Birth Place:

Westport, MA

Current Residence:

Quakertown, PA

 

Age: 25

 

High School:

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

Higher Education:

  • Bucks County Community College, 2009
  • DeSales University, 2012

Accomplishments:

  • 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   

Hobbies:

Hanging out with my wife and friends, working on our home, playing soccer and volleyball.

 

Favorite Music:

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.

 

Biggest Achievement:

Successfully completing my degree while being married and working full-time.

 

Biggest Disappointment:

Not becoming more involved in campus activities.

Career Goals:

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.

 

Favorite Quote:

"By the grace of God, I am what I am." 1 Corinthians 15:10

 

Biggest Challenge:

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!

 

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