Evan is a senior in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Turfgrass and Soil Science and Resource Economics. In May 2014 he graduated with honors from Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture with an Associates of Applied Science in Ornamental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management. When he graduates in 2017, he plans to join the golf management industry as an assistant superintendent at a private golf club.
On campus, he is involved in the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, and is a shuttle driver and dispatcher for the UConn Transportation Services. He is also the Project Manager of this years’ Special Olympics Connecticut Husky Classic Soccer tournament. Evan is also involved with The Major Experience as a mentor representing the Plant Science Department, and is a facilitator for the Leadership workshop series. Evan became a College Ambassador during his junior year and enjoys it. He did it to give back to the college, and to work with students in other majors.
High School Attended: Vermont Academy, VT
Favorite Dairy Bar Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla
Three Pieces of Advice for Prospective Students:
- Go to class!!! People do not want to hear this from a student, but 90 percent of succeeding academically is showing up to every lecture and discussion. Keep an open mind; who knows you might learn something interesting in a class you never expected to!
- Get involved, but do not get too involved on campus. It is important to put yourself out there and get involved in organizations and meet new people, but with academics you can fill up all your time real quickly. Make sure you make time to step back, relax, and most importantly….SLEEP!!!
- You do you. You know yourself best, and express your true self on the very welcoming and open campus you choose to go. Tons of people will love you, and even more will respect you!!