My name is Nicholas Foggia. I am a Junior II duel majoring in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. I enjoy participating in groups where I can make a difference and give back. Being a part of student senate will allow me to make an impact on my fellow undergraduates. If elected, my main goal will be improving student awareness on opportunities given by Kettering University.
1. What activities are/were you involved in a Kettering and in high school?
Kettering Student Government (2012-Present)
Junior Representative (2013)
Health and Safety Committee Team Lead (2013)
Kettering LEADERS Fellow (2012-Present)
Campus Tour Guide (2012-Present)
Beta Theta Pi (2011-Present)
Vice President of Pledge Class (2012)
Sophomore Kai (2013)
University Relations Chairman (2013)
Recruitment Committee (2013)
50th Anniversary Planning Committee (2013)
Compass Crew (2011-Present)
FYE Orientation Peer Mentor (2013)
2. What is the one trait you want people to know you for?
With all the clubs and organizations I have been involved with, I have quickly become well organized and goal oriented in my tasks. Through this, I am a very productive and manage to get done everything I set out to accomplish.
3. What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?
"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you"
- John Wooden
4. What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
One of the biggest issues that Kettering University tends to have is advertisement for some of the greatest perks and opportunities that the school has to offer. The biggest I can think of is the Connie John fund each term. While the student body has access to $12,500 each term, the student body either doesn’t know to submit ideas for the funds or feel that creating a request would be too difficult. Seeing that this money can create a huge change on campus and with student life, the student body should feel encouraged and willing to give their ideas and suggestions in a more efficient manner.
5. What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
Through my various positions, I believe my greatest success comes from the accomplishments put on from being with Compass Crew. Working as a team, I have helped put on the orientation weekend for two years in a row. I consider this my biggest success due to the results and positive changes that come out of the incoming freshman by the end of the weekend. We help introduce college by transitioning the incoming students through creating friendships, sharing stories, and answering any questions and worries that the freshmen have on their mind.
The biggest failure I have come across comes from being a part of the Kettering LEADERS program. As a part of the program, I needed to create a vision and go about changing the school in a positive manner. Entering the program, I had first thought of a vision involving the ereserves system in the library. After a bit of planning and research, I had found that this project I had in mind had already been completed previously and the system had already been set up in the past. I have learned to just move on from failures quickly and to not waste much time dwelling on it. After learning about this failure, I began to talk to my mentor and together, developed a new vision for the school.
6. What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?
I am running for student senate to represent the student body because I believe I can make a difference. My skills and abilities will make a positive contribution to the committee. As well as this, I will be receiving more experience by being a part of student senate for another year. Now that I know how student senate works and runs together, I now have the abilities to know where improvements can be used and where changes can help out Kettering Student Government.