Applied Management Student Spotlight: Todd McCullough
Lancaster – 30-year old Todd McCullough says once he graduates from Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington, he wants to work with businesses and non-profits in the community.
The Applied Management/Communications double-major will graduate in the spring of 2013 and says in his four years at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington he has learned that nothing is out of reach.
"What I have learned above all else is that if I want to do it, I can," said McCullough.
McCullough was a high school dropout and returned to the classroom after being laid off from a manufacturing job in Columbus. The father and husband was afraid of school, but quickly learned that second chances are more than possible in the Applied Management and Communications programs on the Lancaster Campus.
"Everywhere I went, people were offering me opportunities and I decided I didn't want to turn any of them down, so here I am," said McCullough.
McCullough became a student leader on campus, becoming the head of Phi Theta Kappa, an honor's society. He also was a leader in a group called Adults Belong in College. This fall, McCullough was given the first OUL Krile Family Student Leadership Award.
'When you have to start eliminating things from your resume, you know you've done well," said McCullough.
McCullough said someday he would like to go to graduate school. But for now, he just hopes to find a good job in the Lancaster-area and be a role model for his four-year old son.
"I hope he learns that sometimes life doesn't work out the perfect way.It doesn't always follow the set script," said McCullough. "But, even if it doesn't, you can still move forward and not only make the best of a situation, but make your situation better."