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Patrick Swindale

Patrick Swindale Sets an Example for Busy College Students

Patrick Swindale is setting a great example for college students. He’s showing how it’s possible to handle his course load while also working. Patrick was born and raised in Washington. During his high school years, he took part in some swimming and water polo events as part of the school’s sporting programs. Patrick also spent much of his time participating in events and meetings held by The Knights of Columbus and the St. John Bosco Youth Group. Other programs he participated in allowed him to earn badges as an Eagle Scout and an Assistant Scoutmaster.

Patrick Swindale (13)Patrick Swindale was born and raised in Washington.

During his high school years, he took part in some swimming and water polo events as part of the school’s sporting programs. Patrick also spent much of his time participating in events and meetings held by The Knights of Columbus and the St. John Bosco Youth Group. Other programs he participated in allowed him to earn badges as an Eagle Scout and an Assistant Scoutmaster.

Patrick Swindale says it was through athletics that he learned many valuable lessons about teamwork, self-discipline, health, and more.

After high school, he went on to attend Washington State University where he became the treasurer for the prestigious Alpha Phi Sigma. He also became their vice president and served as a member of the Exec Board for Kappa Sigma.

When he was only 23, Patrick became the legal guardian over his severely autistic, adopted brother. Patrick did this to ensure his brother would have quality, generational care. Although Patrick works 50 to 60 hours a week on a ferry as an engineer, he still squeezes in time to excel in Master studies. He also keeps a close eye on his health by going to the gym or hiking five days a week. His brother often tags along during these wellness trips. During any of his other spare time, Patrick partakes in hosting lectures at his church as well as giving back through his old Boy Scouts troop. Patrick’s sister has a pony club where he spends a lot of his time too.  

Set to graduate next year with a Masters of Science in International Logistics Management, Patrick Swindale has excelled in studies and continues to maintain a 4.0 GPA.

Upon graduation, which is set to be next year, he plans to become a Licensed Customs Broker. Needless to say, Patrick Swindale is setting a great example by showing busy college students just how possible it is to work, volunteer, and spend time with family while studying to earn a Masters.

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