Peer Referral and Orientation Staff (PROS)
Thomas Dougherty (Tom)
Health and Physical Education
Residence: On campus
Hometown: Middletown, NJ
High School: Middletown High School North
I'm involved in intramurals, Kappa Delta Pi, Outdoor Adventure Club, Boy Scouts of America and I work as an intramural official at the Rec Center.
Hobbies and/or Interests:
I love sports, the outdoors (fishing, camping, skiing,) Yankees baseball, hanging out with friends and family, trying different kinds of food, television (Burn Notice and The Office,) and a good movie.
I want to be a health and physical education teacher in grades K-12 (not really sure what level I would prefer yet.) I also want to coach a team and eventually become a high school guidance counselor.
Best Advice for New Students:
Make an effort to get to know people, when you arrive at school try to get to know everyone you can, even if you never talk to that person again. This way you can surround yourself with a solid group of friends, then get involved in some activity, an organization, or intramurals. All this will make college that much better!
My Favorite Inspirational Quote, Phrase or Advice:
"Everything happens for a reason"
I am not really sure who coined this phrase, but my parents always told this to me anytime something significant would happen in my life, good or bad. I believe a lot of what happens to us happens for a distinct reason, at school you will be faced with many decisions and it is up to you to make the one you feel is best.