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Neal Dierking, a fourth year Chemical Engineer, is a wonderful asset to the University of Cincinnati and his home college of CEAS. While he spends part of his time on Co-Op, being a ROAR Tour Guide, participating in RallyCats, and playing soccer in his spare time, he is also on the Executive Board for the College of Engineering Ambassadors.
These college ambassadors are dedicated to giving prospective students a first-hand experience on what it is like to be a true engineering student at UC. Between being a part of student panels, class visits, and giving tours of the building, he can answer almost any question that new students have for engineering!
He is currently working for Cornerstone Research Group (CRG). With the help of his research new materials have been patented by the company. He is also involved with starting up the process of a brand new company that is being launched based on one of the successful materials he helped to create!
Being a big fan of UC Athletics he said some of his favorite memories included “Hearing the roar of students chant Down the Drive or our Alma Mater” and “helping the Bearcat crowd surf to the top of Nippert Stadium.” His biggest advice to incoming freshman is to get involved early. If you haven’t seen him around campus yet from being an Engineering Ambassador or ROAR Guide you are bound to see him sometime soon!
#SOL2014 went planting trees today:) #UC #Hottestcollegeinamerica
Check out this years Student Orientation Leaders volunteering and helping the environment! It’s always great to see how much our student organizations give back to the community!
MEET YOUR PRESIDENT: SANTA ONO
As many of you know, Santa Ono is the president of our wonderful University. You can find plenty of information on him online about what he has accomplished, but we wanted to give you more of a view into who he really is! To begin, here are some of his favorite things:
When I asked him what his top 5 favorite things were about UC he responded with “Our students, diversity, faculty and staff, our alumni, and our beautiful campus in an urban setting with its bountiful and cultural entertainment options.” Since he puts such a strong emphasis on students we asked him if he had any advice for new, as well as current, students. For incoming freshman he advised for them to enjoy making new friends with those that are different from yourself. Get involved in activities outside of the classroom. For current students he emphasized taking advantage of experiential learning opportunities, service learning, research, etc. “Hands-on learning can be a truly life-changing experience.”
In the photo above it showcases one of President Ono’s favorite memories where he was able to connect with students, and that was crowd-surfing alongside the Bearcat mascot. When asked what his proudest moment has been at UC he said it has been watching the university rise in the U.S. News and World Report Rankings. “21 places in just four years is something that I hope our entire UC community takes pride in. This kind of rise takes effort and hard work from all corners of our campus.”
Before we let him go, we did have a final question that seems to be asked a lot, and that is how he got started along the social media route for the University. He said that he always used texting and facebook, but when he became the Provost a UC spokesperson had suggested that Twitter would be a great way to communicate with students. Every since then, it has “mushroomed” beyond his expectations. He is looking forward to continue this along in the years to come (as well as enjoying the Fireworks and Foam Party that will be set up this year for students during Orientation Week!).
To end off, President Ono left us with his favorite inspirational quote as well:
"Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
#TBT to when the World Choir Games were held this week in 2012 at the University of Cincinnati! We had over 362 choirs from 64 countries, contributing to over 15,000 participants. This event was the largest international arts and cultural event held in the history of Cincinnati!
This event, being the Olympics of choral music, was an honor to host at UC! It was a treat (as pictured in the bottom left) when some of the choirs came into the admissions office and sang for us personally!