Monday, June 16, 2008

Meet Ryan Chapman

Academic Year: Senior
GPA: 3.1
Expected Graduation: December 2010
Degree Objective: Physics
Other: AFROTC Cadet, Wing Commander for Fall 2008

Hometown: Warner Robins
High school: Houston County High School 05'

Academic achievements; university highlights:

- University Honors Program
- Air Force ROTC Scholarship
- USAF Inactive Reserve
- Deans List
- POC of the Quarter Fall 2007
- AFECA Scholarship
- Rising Eagle Award from Field Training
- Honor Flight Ribbon from Field Training
- AFROTC Cadet of the Month February 2007
- Cadet of the Semester, voted by peers
- Ordained Minister in Church of Universal Life
- Local and National Society of Physics Students
- Peer Vote Award: Most Inspirational POC
- Who’s Who Among Americas College Students
- National Conclave for Arnold Air Society

Volunteer Work
- Ashley Street Cleanup
- Valentines for Vets
- Red Cross Blood Drives
- Humane Society Clean Up
- VSU Freshman move-in day and Visitation Tour Guide
- Christmas in the Desert
- Relay for Life
- Second Harvest Food Bank

Program chosen: St. Petersburg, Russia
Leave date: May 29, 2008
Return date: July 1, 2008

I chose this program because… I was in search of a change of pace in my life and Irina, the program director, was cute and gave me chocolate!

When I have free time I plan to… enjoy the St. Petersburg nightlife, visit all the historical sights and meet the locals.

The courses I will take include… Russian Language and Culture.

I am most excited about… being submerged in a culture that speaks an entirely different language and having to survive.

Before I leave the country, I will definitely… find the best spots to go visit, clubbing and eat!

This program will help me reach my long term goals because... it will help me understand other cultures and make me more open-minded!

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