Tobias Howard

July 2017

Tobias Howard, July 2017 Student of the Month, is pursuing a degree in wildlife management, a certificate in GIS and Remote sensing, and a minor in geography. “Upon graduation I would like to incorporate my skills in GIS and remote sensing in a wildlife management or conservation related field and eventually work at the federal level.”

Tobias graduated from Nicholas County High school in Carlisle, KY. He was unsure what he wanted to do until his senior track season when he decided to run track at the collegiate level and was offered the opportunity to run track for EKU. Although track takes up a lot of his time, it does not prevent him from being involved in other several other organizations on campus including:

  • The Wildlife Society
  • The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • President of the National Wild Turkey Federation
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Tobias has also been on the dean’s list several semesters.

Tobias said he has learned a lot at EKU. “I think two of the biggest and most important things that I have learned as a college student is that you mature or "grow up" quickly when you start living on your own, as it makes you more responsible and you learn how to manage your time much more wisely. The second is that you can't be afraid to ask questions and ask for help when you need it… I have found that professors in my department and related fields are extraordinarily happy when you come to them for help or advice!”

Published on July 01, 2017