Tai Hoang is a kind, dedicated and muscular freshman at Creighton University. From Tan Phu Vietnam, Tai has only been in America for approximately six years, but he has accomplished a great deal.
As a studious student he graduated from Papillion High school with a GPA of 3.8 and earned the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship as well as the Creighton Academic awards. He selected Creighton University because it is in close proximity to his family. He believes Creighton is a great school and enjoys the sociable atmosphere of the campus and people. Creighton also has an excellent pharmacy program and as a pre-pharmacy student Tai hopes he can pursue his dream job as a pharmacist.
Tai joined SSS because the program is helpful in his academics and allows him to build a stronger relationship with students and staff. As an SSS member he can work one on one with the tutors and profited from the many other utilities the program offers. Tai says he has benefited from SSS because he gets the help he needs while having fun through events and activities.
There are many extraordinary things about Tai. As a personal friend of Tai, I am honored to be a buddy of his. I have never met a person so courteous and gracious as he is. He greets everyone he sees with a big attractive smile and holds the door open for anyone. His independent personality is one of a kind because he does not rely on others but tries his best to accomplish something difficult. One of the most unique characteristic about Tai is his well-define body. At least three times a week Tai “hits the gym” to maintain his muscular physique Tai trains his body as hard as his works his mind. He is healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Tai demonstrates incredible leadership and has a genuine concern for others. Since enrolling at Creighton, Tai became an active member of the Pre-Pharmacy Club, Peer 2 Peer, Creighton University Latino Student Association, and Asian Student Association.
He is committed to making positive change in and outside of Creighton. Tai’s dedicated to giving back is evidenced by his involvement in service projects. He participated in the fall Gates Millennium Scholarship Immersion Trip to South Dakota and the CCSJ Spring Break Service trip to OK. He volunteered at the Fountain View Senior Living Community and currently at the Creighton Medical Center Pharmacy Department.
To end this interview Tai wants to leave his fellow acquaintances several pieces of advice: “Don’t just live for yourself, think of others” and “There’s nothing that you cannot do, just set your mind to it and you will get it”