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Kristopher Keehl says the SDSU campus has a sense of community where people are welcome. Kristopher Keehl says the SDSU campus has a sense of community where people are welcome.

Kristopher Keehl's Aztec Experience

This Aztec is involved in KCR College Radio and The Daily Aztec.
By SDSU News Team

Name: Kristopher Keehl
Major (and minor): Journalism major with a minor in entrepreneurship
Campus affiliations: KCR College Radio, The Daily Aztec, Entrepreneur Society

1. Why did you choose SDSU?
I have always had an affinity for SDSU because my family has been attending football games dating back to the Marshall Faulk days. When I decided to attempt a career change, it was really a no-brainer to come to this school.

2. What inspired you to declare your major?
Looking back to when I was young, I have always been fascinated with sports and communication, and as I grew up I gravitated toward reading and following the work of certain sports writers. When looking for a career change, I asked myself about my interests and where I thought I could succeed. Journalism was the natural fit.

3. What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
We have two eyes, two ears, and one mouth. That’s so we can do twice as much observing, and half the talking.

4. Which SDSU faculty or staff member has been the most influential throughout your SDSU journey?
The staff in the journalism department has been phenomenal. Lanie Lockwood has been terrific, but it’s important to note that I will be forever thankful for many others.

5. What does student success mean to you?
Student success is all about learning and awareness, whether that be in the classroom or social setting. I also think student success is experienced in times of failure. If you can learn from your failure, you have already started to succeed.

6. What experience at SDSU has changed your life the most?
Getting involved with The Daily Aztec and KCR College Radio has changed my life because they have given me an opportunity to practice what I am learning in the classroom. KCR College Radio has been especially great because it has allowed me to gain experience broadcasting live sports, which is priceless experience that most people never get.

7. What has been your proudest achievement while at SDSU?
My proudest achievements are maintaining my academics, making the dean’s list and landing the internship I really wanted, all while working full-time at night. It has been tough, but it’s something I will always take great pride in.

8. What’s your favorite thing about being an Aztec?
I enjoy the sense of community the most. I transferred from a community college where students focused on going to class and then going home, but the SDSU campus has a sense of community where people are welcome and encouraged to participate in anything and everything.