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Luke Shattuck

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What is your favorite thing about TTU?

My favorite thing about TTU is the location in Cookeville. I love hiking and there are about 30 or more spots within an hour drive to see some great views and waterfalls.

What is your most memorable TTU experience so far?

My most memorable experience is rushing/pledging my IFC Fraternity.

How did you choose your major?

I took a few engineering career classes in high school and really enjoyed them. I shadowed an engineer after high school for a summer and liked it, and I was decent at math and science, so I thought it would be a good fit. Now, despite the difficulty, I really enjoy it.

What is your favorite meal at TTU?

My favorite meal is taco night at the Cafeteria!

Advice for incoming college freshman from your experience so far?

Get involved!! It does not matter if it’s Greek life, intramurals, or an academic or service club. Just do something. Studying is great, but there is a lot more to college than that.

What is your favorite TTU Tradition and why?

I don’t know if this is a tradition or not… but the T-T-U chant with the hand motions. It’s super catchy and raises pride in the student body at a sporting event or just walking around campus.

What kind of extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus and in the community?

I’m a brother of an IFC Fraternity, a delegate for Interfraternal Council, involved in Campus Outreach, and on my way to being a Student Government Asoociation senator.

What movie star would you play in a movie? Why?

I would probably play Orlando Bloom as Legolas from Lord of the Rings because it would be a lot of fun playing that character and because he can slay elephants like its child’s play.

What was your biggest mistake as a freshman? What did you learn from that experience?

My biggest mistake as a freshman was choosing the 15 meal per week meal plan. That’s perfect for a lot of people, but I could not handle that much food, and I ended up wasting a lot. The 10 meal plan worked out so much better for me. I learned to ask questions and better inform myself as a result. As it turned out, I could have switched up to two weeks into the semester.

What is your favorite book?

I can't decide on just one book, but the Harry Potter series is my favorite!