How one CEAS student became a Bearcat

Anthony Mileti, CEAS ’25, an architectural engineering major, believes the buildings we live and work in must become simultaneously more resilient and less wasteful.

“I’m looking into environmental conservation, working with different structures and buildings and making them more helpful than harmful, especially as it relates to the carbon emissions they produce,” Anthony says. “In Cincinnati, we are working to become more ecologically friendly within five to 10 years. I would like to be part of that — to help cities work toward that goal of helping the environment rather than destroying it.”

Our scholarships change lives 

Anthony, who is from Long Island, N.Y., is able to pursue his chosen career path in part because of a scholarship.

I am so appreciative that people donated the money that gave me the option and opportunity to pursue the major I wanted at this great university.

Anthony Mileti '25

“I am grateful for my scholarship, because a lot of universities didn’t offer me the financial support I needed,” he says. “I am so appreciative that people donated the money that gave me the option and opportunity to pursue the major I wanted at this great university.”

UC donors are enabling Anthony to build the foundation of his engineering career. “Along with this scholarship, I have the necessary skills to help others and make a larger impact on this world,” he says. “This university will provide me with the education, cooperative learning experience, and the influence of showing environmentally friendly impacts on campus. UC’s motto, Next Lives Here, has been instilled in me. I’m inspired by having the reminder that we are the next generation to make an impact. We are responsible to make the world better than we found it.”

Making meaningful connections at UC and beyond

Despite starting his first year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony was able to make meaningful connections at UC and in the community. He joined the Architectural Engineering Institute, a club specific to his major; he remotely tutored a student from Ukraine in English; and he joined a church in Over the Rhine. “I love living in Cincinnati,” he says. “The people are so welcoming. I couldn’t have asked for a better environment to be working and growing in.”

Over the summer, Anthony became a Student Orientation Leader (SOL). SOLs earn a stipend and gain leadership experience while helping incoming students make the transition to college. “Especially since I went through COVID, I understand how difficult that process is,” Anthony says.

Anthony is also considering adding a minor in psychology. “The human mind is very interesting to me,” he says. “I know that in my career path it would allow me to work better with others and create a healthier workplace environment.”

To help support Anthony and students like him, please visit the College of Engineering and Applied Science's giving website.  

Headshot of Jamie Muenzer, DAAP '11

Jamie Muenzer, DAAP '11

Director of Annual Giving