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Dec 8 2014

Driven to Lead: Seth Alexander Ward, SGA President, Univ of Maryland Eastern Shore

What makes you a D.R.I.V.E.R. (Determined. Reliable. Innovative. Visionary. Emerging. Resourceful.)?
I am a “driver” because I do not give up. When I ran for freshman class president and lost, I did not give up. I ran for sophomore class president and won and then I became SGA President, the youngest student to ever take office. I refuse to give up when the odds are against me. What drives me is my fire to be better than those who have been in my position, or any position I am ever in, beforehand.

What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be a State Attorney General.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
The accomplishment that I am most proud of is receiving a full scholarship to the illustrious University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

What is the best advice that you have ever received?
The best advice I have ever received is that life is what you make of it. You should never be so wrapped up in everything that you are a part of that you cannot enjoy it because time is precious, and once its gone, you can never get it back.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
In 5-10 years I see myself having graduated from law school and working with the FBI.

What are your hobbies/interests/special talents?
I love all sports, but mostly running and recently I have developed a new love for lacrosse. I also like to read, and write poems and short stories.

What are your “favs?”
Book: “The Inheritance Cycle” by Christopher Paolini
Quote: “To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is unacceptable.”
Song: “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe
Food: Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo
Movie: “Fast and Furious” series
City: Middletown, DE

What advice would you like to share to help encourage other students or recent graduates to “keep driving?”
Always remember, time is going to pass, no matter what you do. What is important is what you do with that time. I refuse to waste my time sitting around not sharpening my mind and being a blessing to those around me. I keep driving to be the best I can be for the Glory of God.

What are your thoughts about what YOUniversity Drive is doing to help motivate, educate and inspire our next generation of leaders?
What YOUniversity Drive is doing is nothing short of being at the forefront of the battle to help encourage this generation of leaders to be successful and go farther then they thought they could.