Brandon DaLonzo, '13
This post was first published on June 6, 2016.
Brandon DaLonzo, ’13, chose Muskingum because it was a small school that wasn’t in a large city, but was still close enough for easy access to both Columbus and Pittsburgh, DaLonzo’s hometown.
Less than a month after graduating from Muskingum, DaLonzo began attending The Culinary Institute of America in New York. He now works in the hospitality and food industry; he is the Events Coordinator and chef for a high end aviation and catering company based in Pittsburgh.
Before attending Muskingum, DaLonzo had a passion for food, but hadn’t considered making it a career. He says, “It was during my time at Muskingum that I realized my true calling was cooking and food, so once I came to that realization I began to apply to culinary schools.”
Although he is not specifically using his psychology degree, DaLonzo doesn’t regret his undergraduate experience at Muskingum. He says, “My time and experiences at Muskingum have forever helped me. I was able to gain more leadership experience in one year at Muskingum than most do during their whole time at college. The small school environment allow[s] for students to be as involved as [they choose], and I took full advantage of that.”
Although DaLonzo never planned to go Greek at Muskingum, he counts it among the best experiences he’s ever had, and one that shaped him into the person he is today. He also appreciates the faculty and staff who took their time to work closely with him.