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Darryl Mensah ’04

 

Darryl Mensah ‘04

darryl-mensahDarryl Mensah ‘04 (Shea High School) graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2008 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. “I chose electrical engineering as my major because math was always my strongest subject and I always had an interest in computers and electronics,” he says. In recognition of his strong academic record, Darryl received the 2008 Brady Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science from the URI Black Scholar Awards Program. He went on to earn an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from URI in 2010.

Today Darryl is employed as an Electrical Engineer at the Navel Undersea Warfare Center in Newport. Previously he worked as an engineer for Zachry Nuclear Engineering, a nuclear power plant contractor.

For Darryl, the best thing about college was the opportunity to meet new people. “My friends, advisors, and professors helped me become a better, more successful person,” he says. He recalls that his experience as a Crusader was important in the same way. “Being part of the Crusade helped me network with people outside of the junior and senior high schools in Pawtucket,” he explains. “Being from such a small city, it helped me know more people from other places.” Darryl also appreciates the College Crusade scholarship support he received, which greatly benefited him in his early years of college.

In his free time, Darryl likes to listen to music, work out, and go shopping. His advice to Crusaders starting college in the fall is concise and to the point. “Know what you want to major in early,” he says. “And time management is key.”