Name: Charles W. Hogan IV
Position: Sophomore Class Representative
- What activities are/were you involved in at Kettering and in high school? (list academic year, as well as any positions you may have held in any organization)
I was involved in the following activities during my high school years: National Honor Society (soph. – senior), JV and Varsity athletics: Baseball, Bowling and Football (freshman – senior), Student Government (soph. – senior), Spanish Club (soph. – senior).
Freshman at Kettering: Resident Hall Association, Baseball Club, President Student Advisory Council (PSAC).
Sophomore at Kettering: Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Executive Vice President, Engineers without borders, Internal Fraternal Council Representative, Baseball Club, PSAC.
2. What is the one trait you want people to know you for?
I want people to know that I challenge myself everyday to learn something new from someone new. I would also like them to know that I believe I have the leadership ability to make educated decisions on the behalf of my sophomore body.
3. What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~Winston Churchill
4. What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
I think there is a lot of room for improvement here at Kettering, but the pressing issues that should be resolved first is the image that we portray to the public. In saying this, Flint is looked as one of worst cities in America, but when you mention Kettering, it’s a diamond in the ruff and some very successful people have come from this university. To improve the image of Kettering, I have already been part of conversations through PSAC where our current university president has informed us that there is already an effort in motion to clean up the city around the university. If we clean up little parts at a time and use Kettering as the light to shine through the cloud cast over Flint at this current time, then we will enter a whole new class as a university.
There are also things that I would like to see change at the University, but I am already over my 100 word limit.
5. What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
Thus far my time at Kettering has been very successful; I have been trusted with some prestigious positions and have embraced the challenges that come with them. The success of these challenges has taught me an a countless number of lessons ranging from how to have a talk with the broad range of Kettering students and listen to them just the same. My biggest failure was my ignorance in how much responsibility I was going to be taking on this term while having a semi difficult class schedule as well, but I have conquered all obstacles in my way thus far and will continue to do the same.
6. What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?
I feel as though I know a great deal of my fellow peers here at Kettering, and have a lot of the same interests as well as the same motives. I know I would be able to make educated decisions for the betterment of the class as a whole and keep my personal beliefs out of my decision making process. I am always looking to better myself and if I were allowed to take on this responsibility it would be a great learning experience that I would be able to share with my classmates through the voice I would have.