Obama Alum Adrian O’Sullivan on His Thoughts on College

Community College of Allegheny County

Community College of Allegheny County

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Obama alum Adrian O’Sullivan recently returned to Obama and while he was here I interviewed him to learn about his life post-Obama and his insights about college for current Obama students.


Isaac Degenholtz: What college do you go to?

Adrian O’Sullivan: Community College of Allegheny County.

ID: Do you like it?

AO: Yes, it’s a nice change in pace.

ID: Is it more difficult than Obama?

AO: By no means. The Obama I.B. program helped prepare me for college.

ID: What about college do you enjoy more than Obama?

AO: I get to pick the courses I enjoy and need for my degree. It’s easier to manage time and I am not in class all the time.

ID: Do you have a degree you want right now?

AO: Major in physical therapy and minor in history.

ID: What do you miss about Obama?

AO: The frisbee team, Mr. Dumbrowski, Ms. Prezioso, and Mr Ehman.

ID: Do you think the I.B. Diploma Programme has helped prepare you well for college?

AO: Yes. Thanks to Mr. Naveh, Mr. Ehman, Mr. Chapman, and the rest of the teachers at Obama, I feel like I am more than ready for college-level work. While my fellow classmates at CCAC are struggling to keep up I am miles ahead of them.

ID: Anything else?

AO: I wish there were more sports teams at CCAC. I am glad to have left Obama for new horizons but am always thankful for the time I spent here.