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May 1, 2020

Student Spotlight: Reggie Clark'21

Major: Accounting & Sports Management and Marketing

Reggie Clark

What stands out from your experience here at Roberts?

From the first day I got here, what stands out the most to me at Roberts, is the community atmosphere that you feel all around campus. From staff to students, everyone is friendly and it’s like “one big family” that supports each other through the journey of college.

What is the best thing about studying Accounting and Sports Management and Marketing?

The best thing about studying my major is that I am not alone in doing it. Professors are so helpful in making sure that students retain the information we are learning in class and it definitely makes the process easier. Also, there is a lot of hands-on learning with my Sports Management and Marketing major, which enables a great real world experience.

What are your career plans after graduation?

My dream has always been to be a professional basketball player, so my plan is to pursue that right after graduation. I am also interested in a career at an accounting firm or to use my Sports Management and Marketing degree in the sports world.

Do you have a favorite professor at Roberts?

My favorite professor at Roberts would have to be Professor Erv Starr. He has been so great, from helping me to get organized with my graduation and career plan, to being a mentor for the basketball team. Over the years, I have come to know him well and I value his support both on and off the court. It has been extremely meaningful.

Share about being on the team or being part of a group and managing your course work?

Being on the Men's Basketball Team can definitely be stressful at times, when it comes to managing school work. But, the professors at Roberts are extremely understanding of the struggles of student athletes and do their best to accommodate their schedules. Overall, I have found it to be very manageable to be on the basketball team here at Roberts and manage my course work. I feel I have learned how to maximize my time and be responsible for meeting deadlines.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite sport on campus would have to be the VAC (Voller Athletic Center). Out of all the buildings on campus, I spend the most time there. I work on my basketball skills to strive to be the best basketball player I can be. Sometimes, I feel like I live there! The staff who run the building are also great, representing the family culture of the campus.

What is your favorite Rochester food or restaurant?

My favorite Rochester food would definitely have to be the garbage plate. A garbage plate is basically macaroni salad, fries, baked beans, and meat such as hamburgers or hot dogs all served on top of each other. Being a Rochester native I’ve grown up my whole life knowing what a garbage plate was. It may sound a bit nasty to have everything mounded on the plate, but a lot of my friends who aren’t from the Rochester area love it too - and it has become one of their favorites as well.

What advice would you give to a new student?

The advice I would give to a new student is to keep an open mind entering college. You will meet a lot of different people in college who will present new ideas to you, and it is the time to figure out who you are as a person. If you do that, you’ll learn how to become the best version of yourself.

Faculty Feedback:

Dr. Ervin Starr, Professor of Management; Director, Undergraduate Business Program

Reggie is the kind of student that makes being a professor so rewarding. His dedication to self-growth is well demonstrated. To see someone push themselves to be their best, makes you want to invest all you can in helping them reach their dreams. On the court, Reggie is a talented player and a dependable leader. Off the court, he is a model of what it takes to pursue personal excellence.

As a student, he is curious and shows a strong inclination to continual growth. That has served him well. We see students grow and mature during their time on campus - and Reggie is no exception. He has taken opportunities to grow as a person, a leader, a businessman, an athlete, and it is a joy to be a small part of that growth. Oh, and what a sweet left-handed 3-point shooter (nothing but net).

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