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Recreation Alumni Profile

Myron Harrison

Myron Harrison

Graduation Date: Fall 2011
Major/Program: Recreation Management
Hometown: Southfield, MI

Why did you choose WMU?
I chose WMU for its College of Engineering and Division 1 Varsity Soccer Team.  During my freshman year I was a walk-on athlete for the team (terminated my spot on the roster after 1st semester of freshman year).  Simultaneously I pursued a degree in Imaging but decided it was not what I thought it was.  During my sophomore year I was undecided and upon my hire at the Student Recreation Center as an Associate, I found my passion with Recreation Management.

Favorite aspect of the University: 
Faculty members at WMU are EXTREMELY helpful and sympathetic.  I look up to many faculty members as role models.  They are definite motivators for my success.

Helpful experience at WMU: 
The College of Engineering’s partnership with the Michigan-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (MI-LSAMP) assisted me with adjusting to what college life will encompass.  I learned the day-to-day lifestyle of a college student some time before my other freshman colleagues.

Favorite faculty/staff member?   
Dr. Lee deLisle, Chair of the Human Performance and Health Education Department. He’s a great teacher, role model and friend.  He has lend every ounce of a helpful hand in both career guidance as well as life.  I respect his character and wisdom to the utmost.

Greatest accomplishment in life so far: 
I do not take for granted the fact that I now have wisdom and confidence in my ability to manage a professional and social attitude within any setting. I am proud to also say that I plan to seek further education after my baccalaureate degree.

Favorite Movie:
Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon - I'm a martial art movie fanatic

Favorite Kalamazoo Hangout:
I enjoy intramural football and soccer so I will have to say either intramural playing fields.
Favorite book:
I do not have a favorite book. But I do have a favorite quote, "life is about love and patience".