Memorial University engineering student Alex Kearney comes from Croque in northern Newfoundland. After completing his first year of engineering at MUN’s Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, Alex made the move to attend MUN’s St. John’s Campus.

Coming from such a small, rural community, Alex completed the majority of his high school courses through the CDLI (Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation), which works closely with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) to provide courses/programming that may not be available in small schools. Alex says learning through the CDLI helped him become a more independent student and made the high school to university transition a little easier.

Alex considers volunteering a passion and took every opportunity to volunteer while living at home. In the past, Alex has participated in fundraising for organizations, town clean ups, tutoring kids, running of school programs, and also completed the 30 hour famine.

In the future, Alex wants to complete his degree and go into the work force. He plans to return to university to complete a master’s program in either engineering or business administration. One of Alex’s dreams is to become an entrepreneur and open his own business.