Recreation Student Ready for Leadership
As a part of his responsibilities as a program assistant at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s Youth and Teen Center, Matthew Foster works from 5:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. He takes classes at SDSU between at 9:30 a.m., and noon, returns to Miramar to work from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and is back on campus by 6:30 p.m. for night classes.
In addition, his grades qualified him for honor roll each semester, was recognized as employee of the year, and obtained his Wilderness First Aid certification.
As a Recreation and Tourism Management major, he embraced many academic opportunities, including a 32-mile Colorado River canoeing expedition through the Chocolate Mountains led by Aztec Adventures.
“I used to camp a lot when I was younger and it brought me back to realize how much I love the challenge of accomplishing goals,” said Foster.
Foster’s current goal is to obtain a managerial or supervisory position upon graduation. Citing the value of his education, Foster credits his major as preparing him for a position of leadership, especially because of the number of group projects he completed.