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Luke Patton

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What is your favorite thing about TTU?

I personally enjoy the campus and campus life the best.

What is your most memorable TTU experience so far?

Prior to becoming a student here, I came to visit my sister who is also a student here at TTU. The night I came into town was also the night of the Goo Goo Doll’s SOLO concert in the Hooper-Eblen Center. The concert was great and I got to see the campus for the first time and met what would become some of my dearest friends. This experience is ultimately what lead me to apply to Tech.

How did you choose your major?

I was lucky enough to, more or less, fall into a job in my field of study prior to coming to TTU. I worked there for 5 years at the end of the day and found my passion and more importantly, something I am good at.

What is your favorite meal at TTU?

Chicken Tenders, SOAR day two!

Advice for incoming college freshman from your experience so far?

Classes are far more difficult and will require greater amounts of work and dedication. However, these are the best years of our lives and we simply must get out there and enjoy it. Time management is the greatest tool a student can possess.

What is your favorite TTU Tradition and why?

My favorite would have to be the Blizzard, because it is a wonderful sight to behold.

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

On campus I am the Tech Activities Board (TAB) President, in an IFC Fraternity, Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness (EXPW) Majors Club, participate in intramural sports, an SOA, and a peer mentor.

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

I would be Morgan Freeman, because no man has a voice that can match the power and authority that resides within Morgan’s vocal cords.

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

I spent my freshman year at a different college many years ago, and I made far too many mistakes to list here. However, the biggest was never doing any homework or studying which lead to me losing my scholarships and ultimately dropping out of college. It gave me a lot of perspective which I needed greatly. Being in that situation caused me to grow up rather quickly, and the real world was not as kind as I hoped. It taught me to set goals, never to look back or feel sorry for myself, and to always move forward.

What is your favorite book?

Dante’s Inferno