The following interview with Derek Dunning, then a freshman journalism major and new member of the Laker cross-country team, took place in September 2005. Q. What made you want to come to Oswego? A. The college had the program I want, which is journalism. It wasn’t too far away from home, but it wasn’t too close either. And I really liked it here. It’s right by the lake, and it’s a really nice place to live. Q. What is your favorite part of being at Oswego? A. Probably living in Johnson Hall. It’s an excellent place to live. I also enjoy running cross-country. And meeting new people, too. Q. How long have you been running cross country? A. I started running in my junior year of high school. This is only my third year, but it’s going very well so far. I’m enjoying it. Q. What is your impression of other Oswego students? A. I think everyone’s pretty nice. Everybody is interested in meeting new people, especially in Johnson Hall. This is really an outgoing place. Q. What achievement are you most proud of? A. Probably graduating high school. It’s something a lot of kids look forward to. Once you get here, you start another goal of graduating college. Q. Do you know what you are interested in doing after graduation? A. I want to work at either a newspaper or a magazine as a writer, preferably in the sports field because I really want to write about sports. Q. Other than cross country, do you have any hobbies? A. Playing video games, watching sports, writing and playing ultimate Frisbee. I actually just started the Johnson Hall Frisbee Club. It’s really a neat sport, and it keeps you in shape.
(Posted: May 19, 2008)