Feature Stories from 2015-16
April 28, 2016
Like many students, junior men’s tennis player Kiril Kirkov found searching for the right internship to be difficult and taxing. Even with a campus career and professional development center that has expertise in resume crafting and job placement at his disposal, Kirkov needed a little something extra. What he found was a voice who had experienced much of the same things, and he found it through the Student-Athlete Alumni Mentoring Program.
March 29, 2016
Jonathan ‘JD’ Dyer, a mechanical engineering major and cornerback on the Tartans football team, is an entrepreneur through and through. He says, “In my study of entrepreneurship, I’ve learned that it’s the people that hustle that win.” It’s that lesson that has served him well both in the business world and on the football field.
February 11, 2016
When junior Matthew Sheh enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University, video game development was an idea out of reach for the business major who tried to learn how to code video games from the internet one time in middle school. That was, until he met his roommate of three years, Kyle Weaver, whose classroom interests lie in mathematics and computer science.
November 24, 2015
Abhishek Alla made a splash in 2012 during his freshman year at Carnegie Mellon when he began studying civil and environmental engineering and was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Atlantic South Rookie of the Year. Since then, Abhishek has lived up to all of the hype and he's had fun doing it. Always on the move from Civ-E projects to tennis practices, Abhishek can usually be spotted running across campus wearing his favorite shirts from "Serengetee" with a smile on his face.
November 12, 2015
When Jackie Hudepohl, a women’s basketball transfer student-athlete from Division I Colgate University, arrived on campus in 2014, Carnegie Mellon University knew it was getting a great basketball player. What the university quickly found out was that it got a model student too. As Jackie impressed coaches and teammates in preseason workouts, she also made a name for herself in her classes.
October 28, 2015
Emily Newton is always looking out for others. On the volleyball court she has an amazing 1,022 assists in 30 matches, off the court she spent her sophomore year as a member of the University Student Affairs Council and serves on the executive board of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
October 19, 2015
Junior men's basketball player Chris Shkil is an avid weight lifter who's focused on problem solving. The mechanical engineering major held an internship with Fiat Chrysler Automobile and plans to use skills learned on the job to enhance an already winning atmosphere for the Tartans this season.
September 29, 2015
Dustin Ferzacca quotes Aristotle. He says, “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
September 29, 2015
Nicholle Torres is active. She’s dynamic on the tennis court and she’s energetic in the pursuit of her passions. In her work experience she’s a natural and hands-on leader, as a community member she is vigorous in how she gives back, and on the tennis court she’s a star.