Finding Greatness: Nick Cuneo

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 1:44 PM
Categories: Pressroom | School of Aviation | Finding Greatness

Macon, GA

Move On When Ready student Nick Cuneo is an intern for MGA's Institute of Applied Aerospace Research.

Full Name: Nicholas Cuneo.

Age: 18.

Hometown: Marietta.

Residence: Cochran.

High School: Bleckley County High School, where he played on the tennis team and participated in drama.

Employment: Intern at Middle Georgia State’s Institute of Applied Aerospace Research.

Degree Objective: Associate of Science in Physics. Plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Class Rank: Sophomore.

Primary Campus: Macon.

Career Goals: “Upon obtaining my degree I plan on commissioning into the U.S. Navy. I currently plan on going into the aviation line community.”

He chose Middle Georgia State because of … “The Move On When Ready program offered to high school juniors and seniors. The program allows me to obtain an associate’s degree in a field of my choice. The idea excited me as at that point in my life I felt ready to start pursuing my major and divulging into the more complex aspects of science, technology, engineering and math.”

The greatest thing he discovered about Middle Georgia State was … “The Institute of Applied Aerospace. The work being done there is something that interested me very much and has provided me with practical knowledge and experience in a field I am very passionate about.”

His greatest academic experience so far as a Middle Georgia State student has been … “The lab classes. The opportunity to see in the real world the theoretical concepts that are taught in classes is an amazing experience.”

To him, “greatness” means … “I personally believe that greatness is obtained by taking a bad circumstance and bettering it. Greatness is not limited to any one aspect of life. You can achieve greatness in everything you do through hard work and taking opportunities that come to you.”

One thing people don’t know about him is … “I am a major Star Wars nerd.”

The one person he’d most like to meet is … “Steve Irwin. That man was hardcore.”

In five years he sees himself … “Advancing my career as a Naval Officer while utilizing my major. I would love to travel more.”

Photo: Cuneo at work at the Institute of Applied Aerospace Research.