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George looks to his future

Jessica Ousley

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College was the furthest thing on Jesse George’s mind when he graduated from high school. Since he wasn’t active in sports and school organizations, he thought that college wasn’t the place for him. “My biggest obstacle was going to college,” George said. “When I got involved in college, I really enjoyed it.” George is now reaping some of the benefits. He was elected 2003 Homecoming King, announced at the men’s basketball game Saturday. George is an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity, Leadership Task Force, a past-member of Inter Fraternal Council, NKU Lead and Norse Force. In addition to being named to the Tau Kappa Epsilon All-Academic Team and the Delta Gamma Anchorman Court and he has also received the Chad Doering Brotherhood Award. He is also involved in community projects including: working with the Alzheimer’s Association, Special Olympics, Delta Zeta’s Slurp-off 2000, Glenn O’ Swing Middle School Haunted House (1999-2002), Rosedale Manor “Adopt A Grandparent,” Campus Clean-Up, Adopt-A-Highway, Mount Adams Street Clean-Up, Phi Sigma Sigma Rock-a-Thon, Delta Gamma Anchor Splash, Delta Gamma Easter Egg Hunt, and soup kitchen volunteer. Joining student organizations can help to enhance the college experience, in addition to meeting life-long friends. George is currently a junior where he is studying marketing. “[My goal] is to own my own business one day, doing promotion and advertising or marketing and research.” He also wants to earn his master’s degree, as of now, he hasn’t decided in what field this will be in. “Depends on where God takes me,” George said. When asked where he sees himself in the next five years from now, he replied, “Stable. Married. Hopefully still living in this area and have a job with Proctor ‘ Gamble.” Planning for the future is on his mind, but he is in no rush to be in the real world. In the meantime, he is enjoying his college life. Not taking anything for granted. For fun he likes to spend time with his fraternity friends, his girlfriend Kristin Rebold and party with his friends at the nightclub “Cicero’s.” Not worrying about schoolwork,” makes him happy, George said. “He’s a really good friend, he would do anything for anyone, he would go out of his way,” Rebold said. She said her first impression of George was that he was a nice guy, after getting to know him personally; she said that he was a lot of fun. George said that there are things that he wants to do, but hasn’t had the opportunity to do so as of yet, including visiting Australia. George said his advice to all of the students that are following behind him is to: “Keep your grades up, go to class and get involved in things. Learn more,” George said. “He is hard-working, outgoing, goal-oriented, never met someone like him.” Rebold said. “I’d like to see him graduate and get a job. I could see him being very successful.”

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