Senior Profile: Ben Stapleton

Photo courtesy of Ben Stapleton.

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

Computer science.

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

Student caller, student ambassador.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Have you enjoyed your time at McDaniel? If so, what did you enjoy the most?

I loved being at McDaniel! Specifically being with my second family on campus.

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

Brandon Johnson, our FCA area representative.

Describe your favorite memory at McDaniel.

My favorite memory is proposing to my now-fiancée after the homecoming football game.

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

The biggest challenges I faced at McDaniel were on the football field: I faced them with my brothers at my side and we fought together to achieve our dreams. We didn’t always win, but we always picked each other back up to fight again.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I will be working in Virginia as a software engineer.

What would you tell yourself as a first-year student at McDaniel?

Cherish every moment, because you never know when it will be gone.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the McDaniel community?

Thank you all for welcoming me as a transfer student with open arms. I am forever indebted to McDaniel College and the people I met there.