Southern Ohio Student Earns Design Degree That Matches His Interests

has many degree programs Ohio University Southern Students are free to choose, but what if no one feels like a perfect fit?

of Professional Bachelor’s Degree The degree allows students to create an individualized, interdisciplinary degree tailored to their individual interests and needs. That’s exactly what alumnus Matthew Lewis did.

Lewis decided to combine math and English as his areas of focus, which was a challenge.

“One time I took three advanced math classes at the same time. I decided to supplement the class for

“I came out on the other side, less stressed, stronger, conquered. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, trust me,” he said. In addition to his advisors, Mr. Lewis said Dr. Walt Mayo, Dr. Yehong Shao, and Dr. Hayley Haugen had a great influence on his life and education.

“They often humorously explained my exuberant personality to help me succeed as a student,” Lewis said.

Lewis shared some of his favorite memories from Ohio Southern.

“First, the day we discovered we could make a barbecue chicken pizza in the little diner we used to have open. A morning I spent with a fellow student who was in the middle of the road, and the third was the day I helped proctor two exams and everything just felt right, like this is a milestone in my life. It seems that my purpose has become clear,” he said.

For students just starting out, Lewis has some advice.

“You pay a lot for tuition. Don’t miss them,” he said. Lewis also encouraged students to explore the campus. “Main he don’t be afraid to enjoy the campus’s hidden treasures, such as the small walled garden near his office.”

After graduation, Lewis plans to continue his education through seminary training.

Lewis is a 2023 Professional Bachelor of Arts graduate from Ohio University Southern. Outstanding graduates are nominated by faculty for their academic or professional achievements, participation in university activities, community service, etc.

https://www.ohio.edu/news/2023/05/ohio-southern-student-designs-degree-fits-his-interests Southern Ohio Student Earns Design Degree That Matches His Interests

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