Grad of the Week: Omar Altawaty

Omar Altawaty

MCU is pleased to shine a light on a few of our students from the Class of 2022 who are candidates for graduation this December.

What is your major?
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

What are your hopes and plans for after graduation?
To pursue a PhD in philosophy, namely epistemology, and become a full-time writer and professor.

What have you been involved in while at MCU?
Veritas Academic Society, served as a panelist for one of the ethics roundtables, KMCU Radio.

What is your favorite memory of MCU?
My favorite memory was visiting campus for the first time. I was in awe at the location and climate. I feel blessed every time I am on campus.

What advice do you have for other students?
Being bored is a choice. It’s easier said than done, but try to enjoy everything–the moment, the material, and the mass you are a part of.

What was your favorite experience at MCU?
My favorite experience was being able to participate on the “Science During A Pandemic: Navigating Conflicting & Confusing Information” ethics roundtable panel. Although nervous, I was honored to present my thoughts on media, its impact and its faults, during our current global pandemic.

What was your favorite class at MCU and why?
Philosophy 315: Ethics in America: The Pursuit of Happiness. It was fascinating to explore the American interpretations of happiness and how it shapes the national moral character.

Who inspired you at MCU and why?
All of my professors inspire me. In particular, I love how Professor Robert Doyle’s courses are organized, integrating critical discussion weekly between peers. I also love Professor Matthew Fisher’s courses, with his many useful metaphors in spirited lectures.