Joel ended his high school graduation speech with the following quote from the poem "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "Strive to seek, to find, and not to yield." In his day-to-day adventures, he holds this quote at the front of his mind.
After winning the Connecticut Association of Schools Leadership Award during his senior year of high school, Joel felt confident in his leadership skills and was determined to make an impact at Quinnipiac University through his involvement in the different on-campus organizations the University had to offer. With his freshman year having ended in May 2016, Joel certainly found his niche and made his impact felt in the Quinnipiac community.
Currently, Joel holds the following positions/honors at Quinnipiac:
represented Quinnipiac University at four (three regional, one national) National Association of College and University Residence Halls conferences,
joined the RHC Executive Board as the National Communications Coordinator - In Training,
received the Q30 Television 2015 - 2016 Newscast Rookie of the Year award,
accepted a position as a production assistant with Quinnipiac Productions,
became one of 54 founding fathers for Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity Theta Tau chapter,
and accepted a position as co-executive producer for the Q30 Newscast during 2016 - 2017.
Additionally, Joel is a member of the Adobe Student Advisory Board. The Adobe Student Advisory Board is an exclusive panel of students that works directly with Adobe to shape the relationship between students and Adobe.
Over the summer when Joel is not working, he attaches a GoPro to the hood of his car and embarks on a road trip. Joel's favorite road trip destinations include Toronto, Lake Placid, Lake George, White Mountains, the Mohawk Trail, and right down the road to Mystic, Connecticut. While Mystic is only a 5 minute drive from his house, Joel claims that the drive can some times be a road trip thanks to I-95.
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