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Adrian Allen

by Brooklyn Schumm | Jan 30, 2023

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Adrian Allen (He/Him), my major is educational studies, and I am from Stone Mountain, GA.

What are you involved in on campus?

I am the Captain of Valorant Team (Esports), an RA, and President of the Manchester University Gaming Society.

Why do you enjoy playing on the Valorant team?

It's given me a place where I can be myself and grow into something better. I've gotten so many opportunities, like speaking to the board of trustees or casting in front of more than a hundred people. 

Why did you choose Manchester University?

Manchester was a last-minute decision for me. I ended up going here completely by chance.

What is your favorite thing about Manchester?

My favorite thing about Manchester is the community.

What do you see yourself doing after Manchester?

I see myself joining the peace corps, joining the JET program, and teaching English abroad.

Who is your favorite professor you have had?

My favorite professor is Stacy Stetzel.

What is your favorite class you have taken at Manchester?

Cinema for Social Change with Johnathan Watson has been my favorite class at Manchester. 

What’s a Manchester bucket list item you’d like to check off?

I would really like to play mud volleyball.

What advice would you give to an incoming Manchester student?

Make sure that you get involved and try your best to make it a fun time.

What is something someone wouldn't know just by looking at you?

I am working on being able to speak three languages fluently.

What is your favorite Manchester memory?

My favorite Manchester memory would be one of the playoffs trips that I took with our esports team. Being able to compete, and watching everyone else try their best, is really inspiring and pushes me to be the best possible version of myself.

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