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With a career in electrical engineering on his horizon, Anthony Mirabile arrived on campus with his goals set pretty high. Wilkes helped him take them even higher…literally.

Fast forward two years and Anthony already had enough hands-on experience to be eligible for an electrical engineering internship at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. “During my interview, the review board couldn’t believe the number of projects I had completed at Wilkes – especially for a sophomore. I think that definitely had something to do with my acceptance to Wright-Patterson.” The internship not only led Anthony discovering his new ambition in life – to become an engineer in the Air Force – but also an AFROTC scholarship to help him realize that goal.

Anthony’s drive and leadership did not go unnoticed around Wilkes. Dr. John Gilmer enlisted his help to revive the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) club at Wilkes. Under Anthony’s direction the club hosted an Engineering Olympics for high school students. Seven teams competed for scholarships and other prizes.

“Professor Gilmer let me run and organize the whole event. I know this type of leadership building is going to help my career take off in the Air Force. No pun intended.”

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