An Ambassador for Positive World Change
Dustin Cheney didn’t know where he wanted to go to college, but he knew he wanted to make a positive change in the world.
“I thought when I had signed up for a campus tour that I was going to be with the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS),” Dustin said. “For some reason, I wound up taking a tour of the College of Business Economics (CBE) and after meeting the faculty and staff there, it just felt right.”
Dustin is a National Merit Scholar, and a member of the Economics Club and Beta Alpha Psi: an international honor organization for finance, accounting and information systems students that helps with leadership and professional development.
Dustin appreciates the social and academic opportunities U of I offers. As an honors student, he participates in the Vandal League of Legends Club, an e-sports club where students compete within their own college and play against college teams from all over Idaho. He’s also an active member of the Graue Scholars.
“There are a couple aspects to the Idaho Graue Scholar Program that are really great,” he said. “There’s the social aspect, where veteran students typically help first-year students find professors who might be best for them within their major, and there is a professional development side where we get to work with Dean Chopin in order to learn more about the college and be up-to-date on current events and even take trips to companies like Nike and Columbia.”
Dustin isn’t sure what the future holds, but he has decided that whatever he does, he will be working toward the greater good.
“I’m leaning toward pursuing a master’s degree in economics,” he said. “I’m interested how we can bridge the gap between rich and poor countries.”
Dustin plans on getting an internship that will allow him to work on international development. In spring of 2019, Dustin will graduate with his bachelor’s degrees in Business Economics and Accounting, with a minor in Political Science.
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