Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]

Career

[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

This is the cap I decorated for my graduation day on June 2nd.  It symbolizes my journey of getting here to Ohio State. This school was my top choice since I was a sophomore in high school, and I told myself I would get here, and I did just that. The decorations were done by my sisters and nephew. The number 23 is my favorite number and also my football number. It has a lot of emotion and story behind it in itself, maybe for another time though. Being able to express my achieved goal and represent my school as one of two who had the opportunity to attend THE Ohio State University was a dream come true. I will always be grateful and humble to the university for accepting me.

About Me

Hello, I am James Morgan, whom many of you will come to know over my collegiate career. I am from Chicago, Illinois and plan to pursue a degree in computer science and engineering. I love sports, no matter what it is. You can typically find me watching or participating in any sport you can think of. I am also big on reading, sleeping, music, and expressing myself based on my beliefs. I play a lot of football and basketball. I’m big on Marvel comics and movies. I pride myself on being pretty optimistic to everyone’s views. I like to experience new things and somehow integrate that into everyday life. I also take joy in helping others in any way I can. If I see someone having a bad day, I approach them with a smile and ask about it. I have always believed that even the slightest bit of interest or belief in a person goes a long way to post their morale. This is why I enjoy helping people; so they know that someone somewhere is looking out for them, whether they know it or not.

As I learner, I am always up for it. I know I do not know everything, but I take pride in the things I do know, and embrace the challenge of expanding my knowledge. Learning to me is having the ability to grasp different concepts and perspectives on a certain topic and then coming with you own conclusion based on those different viewpoints. That is true insight. Learning new things leads to a better understanding of the world around us, and the many cultures that may bring us together.