Senior Profile: David Thornberry

Photo courtesy of David Thornberry.

What is your preferred name and major(s) and minor(s)?

David and History

What are some of the jobs you held at McDaniel?


What organizations were you part of at McDaniel?

ROTC and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

How much did you enjoy your time at McDaniel?

It was okay, mainly came here for a degree

Who do you think is/was your best mentor(s)?

Chris Miller, Brian Everitt, and Michael Nims.

What were some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

Was the platoon leader in ROTC for a semester while dealing with a micromanaging superior. Took the advice he gave me but also made it clear that it was my platoon and I would run I my way.

What are your plans for after graduation?

The Pennsylvania National Guard and to look for a job.

What is your best memory at McDaniel? What is your worst memory at McDaniel?

Best: Going hiking with my best friend

Worst: The time when my friend ended up in the hospital after overdosing and me sleeping through a text sent me asking if I was available to talk. I still kick myself for that.

What advice can you give to those not graduating?

For history majors: come up with your capstone thesis early and get it approved. Don’t wait till half way through the semester unless you want to hate your life for two months.

Anything else you want to share with the world?

Be a decent human being. It’s easier than you think, but some people find this concept very hard.  Just use some common sense (you’re in college, so you should have some), and you will be fine.

Also, learn how to clean up after yourselves. I’m tired of coming into the bathroom and finding toilet paper on the floor, pee on the seats, toilets unflushed, and wet paper towels and beard hairs on the counters.  Seriously, WE ARE ADULTS!!!  This is what five year olds do.