|HOMETOWN: Hamden, Connecticut
MAJOR: Health Promotion Studies – Community Health
WCSU DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion Studies
ACTIVITIES: Men’s Lacrosse Team, part-time work as an advanced research assistant at Planned Parenthood in New Haven, part-time EMT in Waterbury
INTERNSHIPS: Clinical Research Intern for 450 hours at Planned Parenthood in New Haven
HONORS AND AWARDS: Dean’s List Student-Athlete for five consecutive semesters
Kevin Coyle says he came to WCSU because “I wanted to be a student athlete, wanted to stay relatively local and wanted to attend an affordable school. I decided to become an HPX major because I have a passion like no other for Health/Wellness.”
Coyle’s interest in wellness was amplified by his interactions with his professors. “Dr. Cordeira was my professor for Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2. His passion for science and the human body in particular inspired me to learn and be the best student I could be. He challenged the class with difficult tests and assignments, but he pushed me to accept the challenge and grow as an individual.
“I was also inspired by Dr. Stevens, as she taught several of my HPX courses,” Coyle added. “She is one of the most intelligent and productive people I’ve had the privilege of knowing. Her drive to help her students succeed is a blessing to have at WCSU.”
Asked what he will remember most about his WCSU experience, Coyle says, “My most memorable moments include beating Eastern Connecticut State University for the first and second time in WestConn men’s lacrosse history my junior and senior year.”
After graduation, Coyle says he plans to become an Emergency Department nurse.
His advice to new students entering WCSU is: “Make the most of your time at WCSU. There are so many opportunities to make life-long memories.”