Muhammad Ahsan Ghias
Hi, this is Muhammad Ghias (Moe); I am running for the Multicultural Representative at Kettering University Student Senate. I was born in Pakistan, and moved to United States when I was 13 years old along with my family. As a kid, moving into a new country, new society, new education system was a big transformation of my family and I know how it feels for a multicultural student to adapt into a whole new environment. At Kettering University, I believe we need to get our multicultural students more involve at campus, if they vote me; they will have a strong representation at the Student Senate from somebody who has been in their shoes and understand their issues well.
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 am active member/currently involved in:
Pre-med club- 2012/2013
GEO-Green Engineering Organization (Public Relations Chairman)- 2013
Kettering Leaders (Top 2% of Students Body)- 2013
Kettering Entrepreneuring Society - 2013
DECA(Distributive Education Clubs of America) – 2012/2013
Resident Assistant (RA of Unit # 33) in Thompson Hall – 2013.
What is the one trait you want to know you for?
I want everyone to know that I am a reliable and honest person. If I can contribute and make the lives of the students better, I will do my best to get the task done, but if I cannot I will never lie to them and give them false hopes.
What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the
wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt.
What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
One of the essential improvements that we need is to improve the communication between the representatives and students. A lot of students feel that they only communicate with their representatives when the representative comes to them to get the Nomination Signature Sheet signed, which totally ruins the purpose of being a representative. I think we can definitely change this, by setting up an event(once a term) in the great court or in the Pool consisting of Student body elected representatives and the students who can come up to their representative and tell them what they think needs to be improved.
What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
My biggest success would be to be able to live and thrive through the biggest transitional phase in my life, moving to United States. I consider this my biggest success, because it taught me to struggle and start running even when everyone just expected me to walk.
Along the way, I made a lot of mistakes, failed few times but I do not consider them my failures, they taught me a lot, so, I do not consider them to be bad at all, they were just steps that brought me a step closer to my success.
What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?
My biggest motivation is to represent the students that are part of the minorities and feel that they are not represented as well on this campus. I strongly feel that I can become their voice and represent them with passion and honor. As Aristotle once said, “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor,” and I think I have the courage to represent them and it will be an honor to be their representative.