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Alex Theofylaktos

Alex Theofylaktos headshotMajor: Chemistry

Minor: Biology

Favorite quote: "Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy." - Wayne Gretzky

Biggest mistake as a first-year student? What did you learn? Not getting involved enough. I did not enjoy BW because I wasn't involved enough. Thanks to my fraternity brothers, they pushed me to get more involved and I fell in love with the campus.

How did you choose your major? I wanted to do something with medicine coming into BW, but not sure what I should do for undergrad. Dr. Shively really made me fall in love with chemistry so I switched to chemistry my sophomore year..

What has been your best experience at BW? Joining my fraternity. I have developed so much as a person thanks to my brothers. I would not have as many opportunities without their help. I will always cherish the stories and times I have made with the group of guys I am with.

Favorite spot on campus? Carmel Lawn. It's fun to hang out on a nice day playing games and blasting music.

What is one thing you want the incoming students to know as they get ready for their summer orientation experience? It is OK to make mistakes! Make sure to learn from them and try to prevent yourself from making them again. It's important to make sure you have time for school, but make sure to make time for yourself and friends/family.

What is one major piece of advice you would give new incoming students to help them succeed in their first year at BW? Don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. Get involved on campus and make the best time of the four years you have here. If you are not sure about something or need help ask for it.