What degree did you graduate with?
I am native of Somers Point, NJ and graduated from Grove City College in 1995, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in business management in addition to studying music and playing trumpet in the marching band, concert band, jazz band ,and other ensembles.
How big of a role did the affordability of Grove City College play in your college decision making process?
Grove City College was a very attractive option when I was preparing to enter college due to its affordability. I did not fully realize the true impact of that affordability until I graduated – with a manageable amount of student loan debt – and began to meet friends and coworkers with significant student loan debt.
What drew you to choose business management as your major?
As a young college student, the business field seemed like a natural fit for my interests. Thanks to AP credits earned from high school classes, I was able to fit quite a few music classes into my schedule as electives. I eventually pursued a career in military music, serving in U.S. Navy Bands since 1997. I earned an MBA from Webster University in 2004, and expect to pursue career opportunities in business after the Navy. During my 20-year Navy career, I have served in Navy Bands in Great Lakes, Ill.; Norfolk, Va.; Newport, RI; and two tours in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.