Alumni Profile: Ahmed Adebola

Hometown: East Syracuse, NY
Graduation Year: May 2011

Why did you choose to attend Morrisville? 
“I initially chose to attend Morrisville because of the football program. It was a JUCO collegiate program when I began in 2005 and I had dreams and hopes of later transferring to a Division I football program to hopefully play in the NFL one day.”

What did you do after leaving Morrisville? What are you doing now? 
“I earned a position as a Presidential Intern at Upstate Medical University and I worked in the Environmental Services Department for four months after graduation. After the internship ended, I worked at Enterprise for a while to gain some valuable experience. I took a position as the Operations Manager at Upstate Medical University in 2012 and have continued in this position.”

How did your education at Morrisville get you to where you are today? 
“My education at MSC prepared me for tasks such as working in a group setting in order to accomplish set tasks or projects. Being able to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration also helped my professional development.”

What do you like about your profession? 
“I like the fact that I can indirectly impact a patients’ stay at the hospital, by providing the best possible environment during their time here. I also like the fact that we are able to put a smile on their faces.”

What professor and/or staff member influenced you? Why?
“There are so many influential professors at MSC. I have learned from all of my professors, including: Dr. Turner, Professor Muss, Professor Pilewski, Professor Johnson, Dr. Boyce and Professor Sullivan.”

What was Morrisville like when you were attending? 
“Morrisville was fun! Although it is a quiet little town, compared to living in NYC before attending, there were always things to do. I do miss all of the events that were held on campus.”

Were you involved in any clubs, organizations, activities or sports while at Morrisville? 
“I was a member of ASUBA, track and field, and the football team.”

What advice would you give current students?
“I know it sounds cliché, but no matter how hard things may seem at the moment, you should always know that there is someone out there who has it worse than you do and that should be your motivation while trying to achieve your goals. There will be obstacles. There will be hardship, but when those times come around, focus on where you want to be in life and make that your motivation to continue working hard. Also be versatile and be teachable.”