EASTERN Alumni Spotlight: Tom Campbell, Automotive Technology

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2011 Automotive Technology / Hatboro-Horsham High School alum, Tom Campbell, recently completed five years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. and is now pursuing his associate degree at Montgomery County Community College in order to matriculate to Drexel for his Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science degree.

Campbell grew up with many career interests – one of which was cars and how they work. He visited EASTERN during a Hatboro-Horsham visit in 10th grade. He knew that Automotive Technology was the right program for him. He excelled in the class and become extremely involved in EASTERN’s student leadership organization, SkillsUSA.

After graduation from EASTERN, Campbell worked in the commercial auto parts industry for two years before beginning his dream of joining the Marine Corp. Being a Marine and attending college were two more goals Campbell set out to achieve. He knew that the G.I. Bill was a great opportunity for him to pay for his Civil Engineering degree after the military. Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems,  pipelines, and railways.

“Working with the Automotive Instructors was the start of being an adult for me,” said Campbell. “Mr. Stahl and Mr. McDonald gave me greater confidence to move on to bigger and better things in my life. They taught me to be self-responsible and a leader.”

Automotive Technology is a complex and technology-driven industry that is constantly changing. This two-year career program is designed for the student who is serious about working in the automotive industry. To learn more, please visit www.eastech.org/eastern-programs/aut.

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