Meet a Student: Ty Hobson-Powell, B.A. ’11
We took full advantage of squeezing into the busy schedule of Ty Hobson-Powell, B.A. ’11, and asked more questions than would fit into the print edition of the University of Baltimore Magazine. Keep reading to learn more about UB’s now-16-year-old alumnus.
Q. Do you have any favorite professors at UB, and have you felt intellectually challenged during your studies here?
A. No favorite professors; I don’t think I’ve been here long enough for favoritism to set in. However, I will say that all of my teachers have challenged me intellectually, and I commend the teaching faculty at UB for this effort.
Q. What classes at UB have you enjoyed the most and why?
A. I had a summer class called Psychology at the Movies. I enjoyed that class because my professor took movies relevant to psychological concepts and was able to explain those concepts through an enjoyable medium: movies. Another class that I liked was History of Landscapes, taught by Provost Joseph Wood. I enjoyed this class because it made me take a look at and internalize landscapes in a way I had never done before.
Q. You had the opportunity to address the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. What was that experience like?
A. That experience was great. I was humbled that I was allowed to speak on behalf of UB in front of such esteemed guests. I was very glad to be able to represent UB in a positive light and would love any more opportunities to do so in the future.
Q. Do you have any ideas about what could be done differently in schools to help convince young students to stay in school, graduate and go on to college?
A. I have a lot of ideas about how things can be done differently to help kids stay in school. Maybe if there is enough demand for my ideas and I have an ability to elevate them to a national level, I might share them (cough—*my show*—cough).
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