Ethan Prebynski, Trine sophomore biology major
Ethan Prebynski, sophomore from Auburn, seems to score a triple play when it comes to Trine University: his lab sessions are big hits, he′s always ready to slide into Thunder baseball and he hits it out of the park by volunteering and taking in extracurricular activities.
The middle infielder who′s majoring in biology said he finds the campus community and size appealing.
"Aside from the close family feeling ... the improvements Trine continues to make are modern, contemporary improvements that appeal to the students at Trine," he said.
He also appreciates the fact that his professors are "exceptional" and care about their students.
"The professors at Trine care deeply enough about their students that they take personal time to talk to their students. I have run across some of my professors in the community outside of school hours and they have been more than happy to talk to me; not just about school but about life," he said.
For Prebynski, life seems to be delivered like a fastball.
"I am biology major so I am intrigued by the experiences I gain by learning scientific concepts as well as ′doing′ science," he said. "Spending most of my time in the science department, I thoroughly enjoy the lab sessions that I have."
"And, I am currently a member of the Trine University chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. I completed requirements for this recognition my freshman year," he said.
A middle infielder on the baseball team, Prebynski said he′s looking forward to the upcoming 2013 season. He also volunteers at the Steuben County Literacy Coalition, primarily with a program called REAL Men Read.
"Getting involved on campus and in the community is essential in meeting new people and building networks with people who can help you on your journey. Most of the friends I have met at Trine have been through campus activities and not just in the classroom. Getting involved will make the transition to a new environment less stressful and more fun."