Dalton Fellows ’19
Engineering | Environmental Studies
Dalton's family moved around a lot while he was growing up—he attended three different high schools, eventually graduating from Millard West in Omaha, Nebraska. "At the beginning, Doane wasn't even on my radar," he said. Dalton toured several large universities in the region, but wasn't sold on attending a big school. A friend of his mentioned they would be attending Doane in the fall, so Dalton applied. After being accepted, he toured campus and immediately fell in love. "I thought it would be a great place that I could make my home for the next four years."
As a Doane Engineering student, Dalton has received one-on-one attention from his professors. "The amount of time the professors are willing to spend with students outside of the classroom has been great. They are always there when you need them." He also started designing and working on engineering projects in his sophomore year—something his friends at larger engineering schools weren't able to do.
"Engineering isn't an easy major, no matter where you go. However, having professors that want you to succeed and will help you in any way they can makes it easier. Doane has so many professors that will go out of their way for students, both in and out of the classroom."
Coming to Doane also allowed Dalton to discover new things about himself. "Doane allowed me to get involved in a lot of things that I never thought I would." Heading into his senior year, Dalton has been elected Editor-in-Chief of Doane's 1014 Magazine, Director of Communications in the university's division of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and co-chair of Public Relations for his fraternity, Delta Kappa Pi. Now, he plans to pursue a career in Environmental Engineering and continue working with photography and videography.
"To me, that's what Earning My Shield means—discovering the things that you are truly passionate about and being able to pursue them."