Joseph Dingman

College: Occidental College Hometown: Pueblo, CO

College: Occidental College Hometown: Pueblo, CO

Hello, I’m Joseph Dingman. I was born in Pueblo, Colorado on December 27th, 1990. My parents,  Rex and Jeni Dingman, read to me as a child and I credit them for much of my academic success. I believe literacy is important because it provides the basis for so much of what we must comprehend. However, I think there is actually much more to learning than literacy, and that is the willingness to tackle new disciplines and schools of thought, something else which I am no stranger to.  As a matter of fact, my hope is to one day enter politics.  In the summer of 2008 I was elected as a delegate to The American Legion’s Boy’s Nation in Washington D.C.  Also,  I have worked on numerous campaigns in my native Colorado for prominent Federal, State, and Local lawmakers since the 7th grade.  My true passion for politics stems from both the fact that I view government as a tool that we can use to advance the interests of our community and my deep concern for human welfare which my family instilled in me.

Recent Posts by Joseph

The End, El Finito

joseph-85To those coming to college,

The last 3 months of my life have been the most trying and difficult of my entire academic career.  Last summer I participated in M.S.I., an intense program at my college that lasted one mon…

the home front

joseph-85The month is Marching by and those decision letters are going to start trickling in.  Some will have good news, others will have disappointment.  Perhaps the best advice I can think of is the same I was told the first…

Video Blogging: Taking the leap to college

joseph-85CSO’s Executive Director Matt Rubinoff came to campus and we did some video blogging. Here I encourage you to think outside-the-box and venture away from home for college. Sorry about the rain and thunder bac…

There Is A Whole City Out There!

joseph-85Well, 1/8 of my college experience and (knock on wood) I’m very happy with where I’m at.  In my last post, I discussed how it took a few people to go out of their way and really become friends with me.  Thes…

Reflections On The First Semester

joseph-85Wow!  Like everyone else has said, this semester has absolutely flown by.    I remember during the first few weeks of school wondering whether or not I was going to handle the social situation of all these kids th…

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