Great Dane Gratitude

Nathan Ferguson

The Martin and Joyce McCollum Kenosian Scholarship

Nathan Ferguson

As a transfer student from Canajoharie, NY last spring, Nathan Ferguson has wasted no time finding his place in the UAlbany community. He often finds himself drawn to the peacefulness of the main fountain, but between his studies, sports team and club memberships he doesn’t find a lot of time to hang out on campus. “I’m covering all my own expenses at UAlbany, so my scholarship has been a great help. It means a lot to me that the donor who funded it, someone I’ve never met, would take an interest in supporting students like me,” he explains. Nathan is the recipient of The Martin and Joyce McCollum Kenosian Scholarship.

Nathan is majoring in mathematics and music. He’s played the piano since he was six years old, and the cello and bass since middle school. In high school he also picked up jazz bass. He is considering an advanced degree after he graduates and might like to become a teacher. He is enjoying all his classes at UAlbany but speaks particularly highly of Dr. Joseph Kavanaugh, Professor of Earth Science and Mathematics.

A young man of many talents, Nathan is also a dedicated athlete. He’s a starting winger on the UAlbany rugby team and a member of the Mixed Martial Arts Club. “I’d recommend UAlbany to anyone looking to go to College,” he says, “I also hope to give back one day to the rugby and music programs.”

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