Name: Donnie Evege Hometown: Huber Heights, Ohio Major : Strategic Communication Year: Senior What are some of your life goals? 1) I plan to be an entrepreneur that makes a profound impact in the world. 2) I want to inspire others to achieve their dreams. 3) I plan to be successful in life and business and to give back to those in need. What and/or Who inspired you to go into this direction? My parents inspired me to go in this direction. Why? These are my goals because I enjoy helping and inspiring others. What activities are you involved in on-campus? I am member of the Football Team, President of Strike the Mic and I am a member of (SAAB) Student Athletic Advisory Board. What activities are you involved in outside of The Ohio State University? I am a licensed basketball referee for the Ohio High School Athletic Association. What are your pursuits after graduating? I am currently considering going to graduate school to further my education and/or going directly into the business world. What do you think is the role of Black males at OSU and abroad? To actively show appreciation for the doors that have been opened us by living a life of excellence. What are your thoughts on the state of African American males at Ohio State? African American males are setting a positive example for young people. We are making contributions intellectually, athletically and socially at Ohio State. We need to continue to encourage one another to get involved in the many wonderful opportunities that this great university has to offer. Any parting words? 1) I challenge myself and my peers as future leaders to get involved and not put off doing the good that we should do today. 2) We all have faced personal adversities in our lives, and I have personally found that the best ways to overcome adversity is through prayer and giving back.