Hello, my name is Dominic Doxen. I am a Freshman 1 this term, and I would like to represent the freshman class in Kettering’s student senate. Just to give a brief background about myself, I was born and raised in Clinton Township, Michigan and I attended Bishop Foley Catholic High School in Madison Heights. I have always been an extremely active individual. I played three sports, football, hockey, and lacrosse throughout my high school career. I love the outdoors, and a vast majority of my free time is spent being active outdoors.  As for being active in my school community, I was heavily involved in FIRST robotics, NHS, and the Student Ambassador’s Club. By being involved in these three extracurriculars, I have a lot of experience representing the students, the teams, and overall, the school to whomever I happened to be encountering.

 As for leadership experience, I was elected captain of the football, hockey, and lacrosse team, as well as my FIRST team, team 910, the Foley Freeze. This is something I accept to be one of my greatest accomplishments thus far in life. Being selected by my peers to represent them as captain was an honor, but also a huge responsibility that I took very seriously. And if I am elected as the Freshman Representative on Student Senate I assure you that I will handle it with the same seriousness, the same professionalism.

 As a person, I am very outgoing and outspoken. However with that being said I am also very good at listening, and handling different opinions and personalities. I believe that listening to other peoples’ perspectives is one of the greatest ways to improve yourself as an individual, and also to broaden your outlook on life. I work very hard to set goals, and then work even more diligently to reach and exceed them. I cherish competition, and I look to improve myself as a human being every day. No one should ever receive an honor that they don’t deserve, and I assure you that as a representative on KSG, I will work to earn my position every day. With that being said, please consider me when voting for KSG Freshman Rep.

 

1. Activities in High School and at Kettering

Bishop Foley High School:

Varsity Football, Hockey, Lacrosse – Captain Senior Year

FIRST Robotics – Captain Senior Year

Student Ambassador’s Club, NHS

Kettering University:

Lacrosse Club

Seeking more involvement

Community Service Activities:

 

300+ Hours of Service

Soup Kitchens, Hospitals, School Improvement

 

2. What is the one trait you want people to know you for?

If I had to pick a single trait for people to know me for, it would definitely be determination/dedication. I give my all into everything that I do. I may not succeed all the time, but I will honestly give my 100%.

 

3. What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky. If you want it, go for it. If you want it done, get it done. Live life with no regret that you “should have.” These are words I try to live by.

 

4. What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?

To be perfectly honest, as a Freshman 1 I have not been at Kettering long enough to really tell what exactly needs to be improved. However, I have noticed that certain Kettering sponsored events have not been advertised particularly well. For example the movie night that KSG sponsored. I didn’t hear about it until an hour before it by word of mouth. I think that certain things like that could definitely be advertised better, and should I be elected to KSG I will try to make communication to the students better. Should I not be elected, I will tell our rep about my thoughts.

 

5. What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?

My biggest success was being an elected leader of the four teams I was on my senior year in high school. I learned how to be an effective leader, communicator, and manager. I learned that a leader should lead more by their actions than by their words. As for my biggest failure, simply put, it was a string of poor decisions that I had made when I was younger. One thing that I learned from those decisions is that my actions affect far more people than myself. But if there’s one major lesson I learned from that, it’s don’t let your failures define you. Failures are just that, failures. Rise above it.

 

6. What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?

  My motivation to represent the student body would be to try to make life at Kettering more enjoyable for everyone. It is to make our time on campus the best it can be. I think that I am a good representative for our class, and I think that I have and will develop more ideas to improve student life. I have my own ideas, but I also like to hear different perspectives, and to get those different perspectives is an integral part of student government. I want to make our ideas for improvement heard. That is why I want to be on Student Senate.