TerrierTuesdays: Kyle Hammalian (Pardee’22)
Weekly social media series focuses on students who are making an impact in, and out of, the classroom
During the summer months, BU Today is revisiting some of the past year’s favorite stories. This week, we feature five from our weekly #TerrierTuesdays social media series, which focuses on students who are making an impact in, and out of, the classroom.
Meet New Jersey native and Air Force #ROTC Cadet Kyle Hammalian (Pardee’22). Kyle always knew that he wanted to go to school in New England, and when he found out about BU’s Air Force ROTC program (@flyingtigers355) he couldn’t say no. He is currently studying international relations, with minors in political science and French. Despite having two minors, he finds time to balance work, training, and friends. When back home in New Jersey, he even works as a volunteer firefighter with the Woodcliff Lake Fire Department. Kyle wants to serve. That’s why he hopes to one day become an Air Force officer.
When asked what advice he has for fellow Terriers, he said, “You can’t give away what you don’t have. You have to be your own number one priority. Your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health come before academics or extracurriculars. Success is hard to come by, and perhaps not even worth achieving, if you don’t take care of yourself first. We can’t do it alone either—lean into your fellow Terriers.”