Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ethan West; Future Leader

There are fewer students here at Frostburg State University who are as ambitious and goal oriented as Ethan West. For a person who may not know who Ethan West is, you'd be pleasantly surprised with the life he has led thus far. West grew up in Charles County but has recently lived in Cumberland, Maryland for the past 8 years, an alumni of Allegany High School West starred in Football, Basketball and was also talented at throwing the discuss and  shot put. West entered college as a Political Science major with a focus in Public Relations and is a member of several groups on campus, most notably  the College Democrats where he is the president of the organization and the International Relations Club where is sits as the vice president. West spent time with his group at the UPMUNC at the University of Pennsylvania where he was able to make all types of connections and network opportunities with other students with the same ambitions as him. West is known to be a pretty big fan of sports and supports the local teams of his native area as best he can, namely the Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals. College sports aren't forgotten about either, he is also a big fan of the Georgetown Hoyas and the Maryland Terrapins. Though his Redskins are having a tough start of the season he stated that ''Once the Redskins get in their rhythm, they will be a force to be reckoned with this season.''

Wests story doesn't conclude there, it is noteworthy that he works on the political campaign for the County Commissioner Tom Striplin, something that will surely help him in his future endeavors. And while on the topic, West stated that he would like to attend law school once hes finished up his education here at Frostburg to help in the fight of civil rights for any and all people or get his masters in International Public Policy. His summer wasn't his idea of fun however, but it was very productive. He spent time on the campus of Frostburg working in the offices of conference and events and also had the tough job of setting up beds in Frederick Hall and Westminster Hall for every single room in the buildings, of course with the help of a few others, certainly a tough job when you have to make sure over 600 campers have to have bedding. A few interesting facts about Ethan is that he is a avid traveler and has journeyed to Seattle, Portland and also to Florida to see his Washington Nationals spring training. On top of that, Ethan is a big collector of autographs and while seeing the Nationals at training managed to add a few more to his collection, Bryce Harper, Davey Johnson, Adam LaRoche and Ian Desmond just to name a few of his favorites. He stated that he is still on the hunt for Ryan Zimmerman and Stephen Strasburgs signatures. All in all, anyone who would get the pleasure of getting to know Ethan West would definitely walk away with having known one of the most ambitious students here at Frostburg and a future leader of this great country.

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