Board of Trustees, has a mission: increase student engagement.
the administration. However, Gounaris' ambitions extend beyond
get involved on campus. I want those students to look around and
recognize all Middlesex has to offer," he said.
around him. "I wake up everyday thinking about who I'll see and
interact with that day. I really believe that your relationships with
other people can be your greatest asset."
Bridgewater State University after graduating from high school.
"Bridgewater introduced me to so many new and different people
and cultures," he said. "It really made me think if I can encounter
people who think totally differently from me, who live just 20 or 30
miles away, what will I encounter 2,000 miles away, or on the other
side of the globe? Through these encounters, I found perspective and
his academic direction, he enrolled at Cape Cod Community
College. While there, his passion for people led Gounaris to explore
journalism, working for a student-run newspaper. "I really liked
much about yourself from other people.
being interviewed," he said. "I wanted microphones in my face,
talking to people fighting for people. That's when I realized that I
wanted to dedicate my life to people. My goal is to work in human
where he could be closer to a hub of culture and politics. This led him
to Middlesex, where he has found success.
And he got involved on campus.
Government Association (SUGA). He is also a member of the Dean's
succeed. It makes everything you're learning in class more real,"
he said. "For example, when I'm at a SUGA meeting and voice my
opinion and people respond and we take action that creates change
it makes you feel like you can do anything.
opportunity to reach their potential. I want to help fellow students
find their talent, find their passion and be in their element
like I have."