I am an ONU Engineer:
One of my leading interests outside of engineering is music. I can play guitar, piano, saxophone, clarinet, ukulele and percussion, and I can sing. Music has taken me around the United States and around the world. I was a part of the University Singer's 2016 National Choir Tour, which traveled around the U.S. for 43 days. And I plan to travel to the Netherlands, Belgium and France as part of the 2018 International Choir Tour.
I also have recently created my own jazz ensemble called the Algorhythms, which is made up entirely of Ohio Northern engineering majors. We have played during the Spotts Lecture as well as Northern's groundbreaking ceremony for the new engineering building. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished in less than a year of playing together.
I am a musician. I am an ONU engineer.
Nathan Singer, BSME ’15
Ohio Northern University gave me the opportunity to double major in both engineering and music while completing my degree in five years (four years of school, one year of engineering co-op experience). I am blessed that ONU was able to allow me to pursue both majors. As a result, I am now able to pursue careers in which I can utilize my engineering skills and music skills. I do plan to begin my own piano studio once I finish my graduate studies. ONU gave me the opportunity to teach piano to eight different students ranging from age eight to 17. This opportunity showed me how much I enjoy teaching and mentoring the youth, and I surely want to continue that by giving piano lessons.
I am a pianist and instructor. I am an ONU engineer.
My experience as an engineering student was very enjoyable. Besides engineering, I was very interested in athletics and physical performance in general. I participated in track and field as a hammer, discus and weight thrower. In my track and field career, I was a national competitor and finished 10th in spring 2016 in the hammer throw. I currently hold the school record in this event, and in the weight throw. I competed in the national competition in the weight throw in 2017 and finished 10th. I currently have the second best throw in ONU history in the discus.
I am a record-breaking thrower. I am an ONU engineer.
If I could sum up my experience as an ONU engineer into one sentence, it would be this: “It was the best time in my life, and I can’t wait to help others have a similar experience.”
I have had the opportunity to play backup instruments like the trumpet for various shows on and off campus. In Theta Chi, I have had an overwhelming amount of opportunities. I was able to serve in many leadership positions, most notably as chapter president in 2016. My passion for pushing us to succeed and to help others led to my eligibility for the new Resolute Man Award that the national fraternity adopted in January 2017. The award is described as follows: The Resolute Man possesses leadership skills and knows how to work in a team, has a passion for his Alma Mater, is socially competent, is prepared for life after graduation, and is dedicated to Theta Chi for life. This award has been the greatest accomplishment that I could have hoped to achieve within my fraternity.
I am a Theta Chi brother. I am an ONU engineer.
My interests have always been vast. I love to learn new things and push myself to new limits. My senior year at ONU, I was elected student senate president, not traditionally a role held by an engineering student. So it was definitely a new environment.
Being president of Student Senate put me in a position to have a major impact on other students. This ranged from encouraging them to run for a position that they were unsure of, assisting them in getting in touch with trustees and alumni for internships and different experiences, or even helping them when they were having a rough time. Watching those who you have mentored succeed and grow is extremely wonderful. I have always measured an individual’s potential to be a leader not by what they have done, but by what those around them have been able to accomplish with their help.
Besides engineering, I love to play basketball. This past season officially ended my collegiate career which I can honestly say has been the best part of Northern for me. As an individual this year in basketball I became a member of the 1,000 point club in my career, was named player of the year in our league and became the program's first all-American for Women’s Basketball. However, what I am most proud of was the historic season we had this year. This year our team went undefeated and ended our year at 30-1 with a loss in the elite eight round of the NCAA tournament. On top of our historic record and tournament run, we were conference regular season and tournament champions and cut down 4 nets. We also had a record-breaking audience in attendance at our tournament game. I am passionate about basketball and Northern has given me the best experiences in my life with it. I enjoy the support of a team and the balance of hard work, sweat, and tears with the sweet success and payoffs that the sport supplies.
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