UC Student Helping Impact Campus Minority Community
Written by student James Day
“I used to feel that people generally had an every man for themselves mentality,” says fourth-year biological science major Randy King. But after he and UC students Mark McIntyre, Greg Evans and Obye Davis founded GQ: Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Randy now thinks a lot of people have much determination to help others.
GQ: Gentlemen’s Quarterly was established for the purpose of helping the minority community, and so far it has done just that. GQ has only been in existence for two quarters, and it already has produced effective programs and great turnouts, such as a "Meet the Police" event.
For Randy, the most challenging part of GQ has been balancing time between organizations and school work. “Procrastination is my worst enemy,” he says.
Regarding his choice to attend UC, Randy, a native of Gahanna, OH, and a UC Darwin T. Turner Scholar, said, “It’s funny because my top two choices were Xavier and UC. So, I knew I’d end up in Cincinnati either way. I chose UC because of its biology program and its diverse campus. It reminded me a lot like my high school so I knew the transition would be smooth.”
Randy’s involvement in UC campus life also helped with the transition. He’s a member of the Advanced Chemistry Crew and Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.