Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Left to right:  Shirley Bair, Gene Zitek (Grandfather), Dorian Babbitt,
and Gordon Bair
Dorian Babbett -- My primary career goal is to become a chemical engineer within the pharmaceutical industry.  My grandfather was the first person to introduce me to engineering.  He was a mechanical engineer at Goodyear for thirty-five years and his passion for his career has lived on even in retirement.  He is the person I look up to the most, so when he told me I would make a great engineer, I took the suggestion very seriously.  I looked into what engineering entailed, and I believe my abilities to problem-solve and persist through failure would fit in well.
My specific desire to become a chemical engineer stems not only from myt grandfather but from my very first experience in a chemistry classroom.  I took chemistry as a sophomore in high school and instantly fell in love with the subject.  No other science class had ever appealed to me in the way chemistry did.  Every lab we completed during class fueled my desire to take part in more and more hands-on chemistry experiments, and I enrolled in AP Chemistry as a junior.  We did a lot of experiment design within that class, and all of the experiences I had with the subject definitely pushed along my idea of becoming a chemical engineer.  In addition to this, I've always wanted to help people in any way possible.  I've been interested in the medical field for quite a while, but not in a way that would push me to become a doctor or nurse.  I want to make a difference in the world and positively impact the lives of those who need medical help, that I could do in the pharmaceutical industry.
The Lincoln East Rotary Club Scholarship Committee consists of :  Lille Larsen, Chairperson,. Jeanne Garvin and Dave Caudy.