Osekhodion "Ose" Alli, a graduate student at Eastern New Mexico University, has innovative plans for education in other countries.
Ose is pursuing a master's degree in communication. His expected graduation date is fall 2018.
"I want to take on a business sporting role in the future to help influence and inspire generations of youngsters to strive for excellence," said Ose who is from London, England.
"I hope to create a foundation for impoverished and marginalized children from around the world, to give them a quality education and to teach them about the essence of life as well as share the Gospel of Jesus with them. I want to travel the world and use the knowledge and information I have accumulated to create business start ups specifically in third-world countries."
"I intend to start this hopefully in Africa and then expand and go global. We live in a global village after all. If I achieve that God willing, then I can rest. Until then every day is a beautiful grind and a wonderful struggle."
After transferring from Gannon University in Pennsylvania, Ose decided between universities from Utah, New Mexico, Massachusetts, New York and Florida.
He was drawn to ENMU with the opportunity to play soccer and found that there was something within the community that seemed special. "I had peace when I committed," he added.
Ose is currently a resident's assistant at ENMU's Guadalupe Hall. He has played for the men's soccer team as a defender for four years.
He is currently the president of International Affairs and a member of Multicultural Affairs at ENMU. He has had opportunities to volunteer in food drives with the men's soccer team helping local churches to distribute food to the community.
He is an intern at the Wesley Foundation on campus. He also participates in the Baptist Student Union Christian Challenge for the music team.
Ose encourages students at Eastern to "express yourself, be you. Don't lose your identity, authenticity and uniqueness."
He illustrates learning as a "powerful tool" and reminds his fellow Greyhounds that education is a beneficial experience to life.
"Develop your own research and think global. Don't think small, think big! Be the solution," he added.
Ose dreams of traveling the world. He wants to impact local communities by applying his knowledge and what he has learned to create "business start-ups" in third-world countries.
Professors like Dr. Robert Schneider, Geni Flores, Dr. Sue Stockly, Dr. Jean-Marc Gandonou, Debra Stone and Dr. Patricia Dobson have guided Ose in his study of both communication and business. He considers them to be "fantastic human beings."
His favorite place on the ENMU campus is the gazebo. "I will just sit on surrounding benches and think about life," said Ose.
One of his favorite courses was "Organizational Development" with Dr. Schneider because it "opened my eyes, mind and brain to a plethora of things regarding the structure of life, team spirit in a business organization or even athletics and also sheer and selfless leadership."
His favorite part of being a Greyhound is "just having the opportunity to do life with the many people I come across on campus. It's great. Once a Greyhound; always a Greyhound."