Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Nominated By: Vicki Cornett and Kristin Van Tassel
“He has been involved in student government and has helped make the student experience better at Bethany. He’s a gem of a student – deeply involved in campus life and student government – smart and motivated and funny – for the past two years, he’s been a leader, in particular, in the Honors program.”
Involvements at Bethany: Student Body President (Two years), Law & Order Club, Bethany Ambassador, Resident Advisor (3rd Floor Warner), Pi Sigma Chi
Plans for Future: Pursue a career in law enforcement and continue my education in graduate school.
Why did you choose to go to Bethany? My mother graduated from Bethany in 1981, and I was attracted to the small classes and caring nature of faculty and staff when I visited Bethany.
What has been your favorite memory from college? I don’t necessarily have one memory that stands out, but I think what will stand out to me most looking back in thirty years is the fact that I was able to have a meaningful conversation with almost anyone any given day at Bethany. I would not trade the small college experience for anything else.
What drives you as a person? I am driven by the desire to fulfill the expectations I have set for myself and to reach the goals I have for my life.
What are your hobbies? Watching the Chiefs and Royals, hanging out with friends, watching three seasons of shows on Netflix in one sitting.
What is something very few people know about you? I have seen every episode of Desperate Housewives!
Favorite Place to eat: Chipotle
Favorite Beverage: Water
Favorite TV Show: The West Wing
Favorite Book: Harry Potter! And Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Favorite Class: American Novel (KVT), Police and Society (Doug Smith), or The American Presidency (Pigge)
Favorite Movie: The Departed
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Website: I like Huffington Post, The Onion and of course bethanylb.edu and bethanyswedes.com
Favorite Actor: Brad Pitt and Anna Kendrick
Favorite Quote: “Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.” -Winston Churchill
Favorite Pro Team: Kansas City Royals and Chiefs
Favorite College Team: Wichita State
Morning or Night? Night
Eat out or Cook? Cook
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
Steak or Fish? Fish
Rap or Rock? Rap
Country or Pop? Country
Dance or Sing? Sing
What is your current ring tone? The annoying default Verizon ringtone