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Daniel Udochi Wins COSAM T-Shirt Contest

Published: 11/09/2018

By: Maria Gebhardt

Daniel Udochi, a senior in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) was selected as the winner of the COSAM T-shirt Design Contest. Daniel is a microbiology major with a concentration in pre-medicine. He is also an international student, a Peer Advisor, a member of the Microbiology Club, an AED member and a proud COSAM Leader.

Learn more about this outstanding student whose original artwork will represent the entire college on new T-shirts. The new shirts will be available for purchase on the concourse beginning the week after Thanksgiving.

 

How did you feel when you found out that you won the T-shirt contest and that COSAM students will be wearing your artwork?

Daniel: This is definitely one of the proudest moments of my life. I remember being alone in the SCC 118 classroom, on a video call with my parents when the text message came in that I had won the T-shirt competition! Out of excitement, I froze, then instantly fell on my knees screaming YES! YES! I DID IT! I was so excited for the great honor of having my design selected to represent COSAM. I appreciate the many felicitous words and messages I have received from both students and faculty since the announcement. Knowing that students would be wearing my artwork for the next couple of years is very humbling. I am tremendously appreciative for the many ways COSAM has developed me as an individual, and even more glad to make my own contribution to COSAM.

Why did you enter the contest?

Daniel: I entered the contest because I wanted to be more involved in COSAM. I wanted to go beyond just taking classes and looked for an opportunity to make an impact. When the applications first opened, I initially did not consider participating, since I had no previous graphic design experience. However, with support and motivation from my brother, also an Auburn University student, I came up with an idea and began working on a good design. During that time, I was conscious of the fact that it had to be something other students would like, and so I drew inspiration from other T-shirt designs around campus. In the end, all the efforts paid off and I am excited with how everything turned out.

What does COSAM means to you?

Daniel: To me, two words come to mind when I think of COSAM, development and teamwork. It is a place that invests in developing outstanding individuals from diverse backgrounds. From the faculty training the next generation of leaders to meet various needs in the world; to the students who work together, striving towards excellence and contributing their knowledge and expertise towards helping each other. I believe the constant commitment to growth here, is what sets COSAM apart from other colleges on campus, and I am proud to be a COSAM student.

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