Adam Leone ’13
Belknap County, N.H.
One semester into his college experience, Adam Leone’s path to the future is already well defined. Enrolled in UNH’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), Leone plans to earn a degree in computer science and commission into the U. S. Air Force with the rank of second lieutenant. When he is not in class or involved with his two Christian impact groups, he is in physical training, drill team practice or one of several other ROTC-related activities. His favorite class his first semester, however, covered the history of western classical music. “Not only was the history fascinating,” he says, “but the music Professor Eshbach played in class was well chosen to illustrate the lesson points.”
Being a Hamel scholar fits well with Leone’s goals and priorities for college. “I hope to become a better leader through the Hamel program, both by learning about leadership traits and how to lead, and by watching good leaders in action,” he says. As an Eagle Scout, leadership is a quality Leone values highly.
Although finances played a role in his decision to attend UNH, Leone has been happy with his choice. The Hamel Scholars program has made it particularly rewarding. “My entire college experience so far has been amazing. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”