David Amponsem, a December 2022 graduate, talks about why SUNY Oswego's wellness management major and a life of helping others are right for him on every level.

Q. Tell us about your journey to Oswego and choosing wellness management as a major?

I was born in Africa, came to America my freshman year in high school. It was overwhelming coming to college. Initially, it wasn't my plan to be a wellness management major, but I took a couple of classes. Dr. (Amy) Bidwell was my professor for this particular class (during freshman year) I'm a coach in. So it was just an interesting class. I just fell in love with it and I fell in love with the major. And that course was just a course that made me find who I am.

Q. What is your favorite part of majoring in wellness management?

My favorite part of being a wellness management major is the interaction with people because I feel like human beings are not made to be islands, we're made to interact with people. If I learn from you, you learn from me. And wellness management gives you the chance to learn from people, talk to people, like, build relationships.

Q. What do you enjoy about being a wellness coach for freshmen in this class?

One of the coolest things I've ever done is coaching. Being a coach, being able to tell people my experiences, it blows my mind every day. So that's probably the coolest thing this major has helped me accomplish, being a coach, 

Q. What are your future plans?

Growth is messy. So me not being sure of what my next step is, it tells me, you're about to grow. I'm about to get into something great. The challenge of figuring out my life excites me.