What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Perfect happiness to me is helping people in need. There is no greater feeling then knowing you have had a positive impact on another person’s life.
What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear now is that I was diagnosed with cancer in October 2016, and I am scared of not beating the cancer.
What trait do you like least about yourself?
I have always been a shy person.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
I have always looked up to Gen. Colin Powell. I admire his leadership qualities, and I have always tried to instill the “lead by example” trait. I have always tried to replicate his leadership style. What makes Gen. Powell a historical figure is that he was the first African American to be appointed Secretary of State.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life?
My closest friend and fellow army veteran Zachary Milam. We met in the master’s program at ISU and have become really close over the last two years.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would love to learn to ballroom dance, like Val from “Dancing with the Stars.” I wish I could also sing. Music has been a big part of my life.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I served eight years in the United States Army infantry, including a one-year combat deployment in 2003, to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I would like to come back as Sigmund Freud, so I could expand on his theory and provide more research to validate his ideas.
What do people notice first about you?
My wife says it would be my smile. I would like to think that people first notice my sincerity.
What does BLUE mean to you?
Providing me with a top education and allowing me to achieve the goals that I have set for myself.