Jun 7, 2011

Student Profile: Mitch Gosney '13

Mitch enjoys his role as Manager for the Men's Basketball Team

Name: Mitch Gosney

Grade Year: Junior

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Major(s): Marketing, Management, Human Resource Management

Hometown: Columbia, MO

What clubs/activities are you involved at Columbia College? Manager for the Men's Basketball Team

What is your favorite part about Columbia College? Everything. The tradition at CC is amazing. The professors are always there to help and I feel like the classes really do prepare me for the big boy world. The people are friendly which makes for an awesome atmosphere every day.

Where is your favorite studying spot on campus? The upstairs of the Atkins-Holman Student Commons and Southwell Gym

What is favorite subject at Columbia College? Marketing

What job are you hoping to get when you graduate? A job that pays good. I'd like to go into advertising and eventually work for a non-for-profit company like Livestrong which helps find a cure for cancer or Join(RED) which helps find a cure for AIDS.

What’s something that you are very passionate about? Making the world a better place, whether it's recycling a plastic bottle or rasing money for an organization that helps people in need. Just want to do whatever I can to help other people out. At the end of the day I want to be able to look back and say I made the world a better place somehow. And having fun every day. Life's more fun when you make it fun.

If you could have dinner with any three people (real or fictitious/ from any time period, dead or alive), which three people would you choose and why? Jesus, because he changed the world. Lance Armstrong, because his organization done amazing things to help fight cancer and he's taken the sport of cycling to a new level. Warren Buffett, because he has become a very successful man but has not lost his core morals and values like many other successful people have. He's humble and down to earth guy and the world could use more men like him and less greedy people.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I have no idea why but I've wanted to learn to play the piano. I've always loved music and the sound of the piano, especially when it's used in classical music.

What’s something not a lot of people know about you? I'm an avid cyclist and for the past 7 years I participated in the MS 150. It's a 200 mile bike ride over 2 days that helps raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. I'm hoping to keep riding in the event for as long as I can.

Who is the one person that helped to make you who you are today? Bob McKenzie. He was my neighbor for 9 years before passing away of cancer. He taught me things you don't learn in the classroom as well as how to enjoy life and live life to the fullest. He was a great friend and mentor.