Farewell Friday: Alec McKinney, Dominican University

Farewell Friday: Alec McKinney, Dominican University


[quote]By Drew Danko
Online Editor
Graphic by Drew Danko[/quote]

Why did you decide to go to Dominican?

Dominican has one of the best business programs in the country and I am able to further my athletic career with volleyball. The atmosphere of the campus is amazing.

Why did you decide to continue playing volleyball at Dominican?

The assistant varsity coach at Metea, Doug Burchett, is the assistant coach at Dominican, so he helped me with recruitment. The team is filled with great guys.  On my official visit, the team accepted me right away.

What do you like about smaller schools, since Dominican is smaller?

I am able to get to know my professors, and they get to know me. The class sizes are smaller, there’s also no teacher’s assistants, so I’m being taught and helped by the actual professor.

What traditions are you looking to participate in at Dominican?

Dominican has a ceremony for undergraduates at graduation where they have them carry a candle and have someone special to them carry a rose. It symbolizes moving from college to the real world.

Are you planning on getting involved in anything else at Dominican?

Since Dominican is a Catholic university, there are some religious groups within the college. I want to join one of these groups, whether it’s through athletics, academics, or social groups. Additionally, I want to join an academic honors society through business.

What are you going to miss about Metea?

I am going to miss the football games and the great atmosphere here.