Cole D'Aurizio is serving as the Forbes-Craig Housefellow for the 2018-2019 academic year. He is a senior this year at the University of Pittsburgh, and will graduate in April of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering (BScE) in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Studio Arts.
Serving as the Forbes-Craig Housefellow is the culmination of Cole's journey as an honors student. In the fall of 2015, he was an active member of the first-year honors community living in Sutherland West, and found a passion in talking with others and learning about their life experiences. This nature drove him to become a resident assistant (RA), and in his sophomore year, he lead a floor of the Freshman Engineering Living Learning Community. After learning what it meant to be a student leader and how he could assist students from his position, Cole was promoted to serve as the lead resident assistant in Lothrop Hall for his junior year. He concluded his career with Residence Life on a high note–winning the RA Staff of the Year award. He takes the lessons he learned working with driven students and upperclassmen alike with him to this new adventure, and hopes to continue to lead students towards greatness.
As Housefellow, Cole resides in Forbes-Craig and serves as a resource, mentor, and friend to the students in the Forbes-Craig community. He organizes and facilitates value-added programs that are linked to the University Honors College, and promotes social interaction between residents. Cole also assists students as a liaison of the University Honors College. He will answer questions for students related to Pitt's Honors College, connect students to employees and oppurtunities that will benefit them on a person-to-person basis, and communicate campus initiatives to Forbes-Craig residents. After being an RA for two years, Cole is excited to live the apartment life with 101 amazing students, and take advatage of all that the Forbes-Craig building has to offer.
In his free time, Cole loves hosting friends for meals, reading nonfiction or timely fiction, making art, and playing games with friends. He is always up to take the bus to a new restaurant or go to an event in the city. Above all, Cole loves to learn about others and push them to their potential. His favorite thing about Pitt is the way people respond to kindness, and the relationships you can build when you open your ears to listen.
"Talent is a pursued interest. In otherwords, anything you're willing to practice, you can do." — Bob Ross