By Heather Cass
Publications Manager, Office of Strategic Communications, Penn State Behrend
Major: Digital Media, Arts, and Technology
Minor: Management Information Systems
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Scholarships: Council of Fellows Leadership Scholarship
On choosing Behrend: I liked the location because it wasn’t too far or too close to home. I also love big bodies of water, and Lake Erie is beautiful.
On choosing his major: I wanted to bridge the gap between creativity and technology. I have a background in communications, so I wanted to continue that, while adding technology to my expertise.
Campus involvement: I am historian for the Behrend chapter of the Association of Black Collegians. I’m also a member of the Organization of African and Caribbean Students, and the Multi-Cultural Council.
What you’d be surprised to know about him: I love to sing, all day. It starts to annoy people after a while.
Confidence counts: My definition of living a good life is being so confident and carefree that if you wanted to, you could walk into Walmart singing your favorite song at the top of your lungs, and not care who is watching or who can hear you.
On a life of service: I’m passionate about helping others. My motto is: If I can, I will. I love to put a smile on another person’s face.
What inspires him: My future inspires me. I’ve been waiting for this moment for years, and I’m excited to start seeing things come to fruition. I know there are great things waiting for me, and I just have to keep working and be diligent in pursuing those things.
Advice for new students: Check in with your adviser. Get involved. Leave the campus and explore Erie and Presque Isle. Ask questions.
After his graduation in May, Demetrius plans to start his career as an MIS technology professional.