Feature Stories from 2011-12

Q & A with Rising Senior Sarah Menio
Q & A with Rising Senior Sarah Menio

May 30, 2012

Rising senior Sarah Menio is a two sport athlete in women's swimming and diving and outdoor track and field and is a six-time letter winner for the Tartans. This past April, Menio placed fifth at the UAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a career-best distance of 34.02 meters in the discus. Menio is a chemistry major in the MS/ BS program with a minor in business administration. The MS/BS program allows her to graduate with both her masters and bachelors of chemistry in a little over four years. She is also a member of the Science and Humanities Scholars program which is an interdisciplinary program which allows students to explore majors in both H&SS and MCS. Find out a little more interesting information about Sarah.

Football’s Billy Joraskie Sets Sights On Political Future
Football’s Billy Joraskie Sets Sights On Political Future

April 26, 2012

Billy Joraskie has a lot to say. His voice has served him well during his four years at Carnegie Mellon – on the football field, as chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, as an ardent supporter of other Tartan programs and as an aspiring politician.

Q & A with Sophomore Ali Nichols
Q & A with Sophomore Ali Nichols

March 29, 2012

Sophomore volleyball player Ali Nichols is a two-year letter winner for the Tartans and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Ali has appeared in every match as either a defensive specialist or libero since her arrival at Carnegie Mellon two years ago. Following her first collegiate season, she recorded the third-most digs on the team with 227. This past season, Ali was second on the team with 244 digs. Find out a little more interesting information about the Business Administration major.

Soccer Opened a World of Doors for Elsa Wu
Soccer Opened a World of Doors for Elsa Wu

February 28, 2012

For Elsa Wu, one of the most decorated women’s soccer players in Carnegie Mellon University history, soccer provided everything she felt she needed in college. It was a friend outside of soccer, however, that helped land her a future away from Carnegie Mellon and soccer.

Jeremy King Has Grown into a Leader On and Off the Court
Jeremy King Has Grown into a Leader On and Off the Court

February 27, 2012

After the Carnegie Mellon men’s tennis team missed the NCAA Division III Championships last spring for the first time in three years, senior captain Jeremy King knew things needed to be different in 2012.

Family, Future Help Rashaun Riley Mature Into Team Leader
Family, Future Help Rashaun Riley Mature Into Team Leader

January 31, 2012

Maturity is something one is only able to work out on their own, and it comes at different times throughout life. It means a person is relatively advanced physically, mentally, emotionally, and grown-up. Growing up is something sophomore Rashaun Riley of the men’s basketball team did a lot of following his first year at Carnegie Mellon University.

Q & A with Senior Hannah Gonzalez
Q & A with Senior Hannah Gonzalez

January 30, 2012

Hannah Gonzalez is from Bridgewater, N.J., and is a senior on the women's swimming and diving team and competes in the butterfly events and individual medley events. Two years ago, she helped set a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay at the University Athletic Association championships. Gonzalez is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Below are a few questions asked of Hannah about her time at Carnegie Mellon.

Swimming’s Wesley Kim is Excited by the Possibilities of Computer Science
Swimming’s Wesley Kim is Excited by the Possibilities of Computer Science

December 21, 2011

Ranked among the top programs in the world, Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science is a destination for students looking to immerse themselves in computer science research and education. This reputation, along with the chance to continue his swimming career, factored into Wesley Kim’s decision to attend Carnegie Mellon University.

Hands-On Experience Teaches Humphrey About Engineering Service
Hands-On Experience Teaches Humphrey About Engineering Service

December 21, 2011

Junior Eva Humphrey learned a lot through her trip to India with Engineers Without Borders this past summer and is looking forward to continuing to travel the world. Humphrey is a member of the women’s cross country and track and field teams at Carnegie Mellon University and is in competition throughout the school year, leaving little time for traveling.

Project in Africa Solidifies Junior’s Idea of Course of Study
Project in Africa Solidifies Junior’s Idea of Course of Study

November 29, 2011

After spending a month in Africa this past summer and adjusting to a new coaching staff in her junior year, Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball player Tori Baggio understands new environments.

Sam Thompson: The Journey of a Student-Athlete from Tennessee to the Top of the Records Book
Sam Thompson: The Journey of a Student-Athlete from Tennessee to the Top of the Records Book

November 28, 2011

As a kid playing high school football in Alcoa, Tennessee, Sam Thompson never imagined being among the national leaders in any statistical category on the college level. Thompson, who recently finished his junior season with the Carnegie Mellon football team, ended the campaign ranked second in Division III with seven interceptions. Not only have his accomplishments ranked him nationally for the year, Thompson’s name also appears in Carnegie Mellon’s records book, as he tied the single-season mark for interceptions.

Epperson Takes Leadership to a Different Level
Epperson Takes Leadership to a Different Level

October 27, 2011

When senior Ian Epperson first enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University he wanted to be a lawyer. Events stemming from his upbringing through his first year of college molded a different landscape for his future. Although graduate studies are still in his plans, a commitment to the United States Marine Corps will come first.

Cross Country Star's First Passion is Art
Cross Country Star's First Passion is Art

October 21, 2011

Carnegie Mellon University junior cross country star Emily Wobb doesn’t have much time between breaking school records and putting on her first solo art show.

Record Chasing for Bangor Comes Naturally
Record Chasing for Bangor Comes Naturally

September 29, 2011

Ian Bangor, a member of the 2011 PING Mid-Atlantic Region team, has always been a team player. His goals of a team national title only further that thought.

Ebrahimi Eyes Future in Research
Ebrahimi Eyes Future in Research

September 29, 2011

Junior women’s soccer player Mitra Ebrahimi knew she wanted to study engineering in college, What she found out is the engineering path she thought she loved is now second on the list thanks to her experience in a summer research program. Ebrahimi applied for and received an internship for the 2011 summer through the Student Undergraduate Research Program at Carnegie Mellon University. Working at the Mellon Institute has shown her more of what she would like to do following graduation.