Meet Sam Rudnicki!
Name: Sam Rudnicki
Year: Class of 2019
Hometown: Ruston, LA
Major: Finance and Accounting
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
A: “Queenstown, New Zealand. I consider New Zealand to be a paradise of sorts, and I’ve always wanted to visit. Specifically in Queenstown, you can zip-line, paraglide, hang glide, bungee jump, and horseback ride! You literally could just stay in this city and do whatever you want (you can ski and dog sled here in the wintertime).”
Q: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
A: “Back in my hometown, I took parkour classes. We would first practice in a gymnasium on the spring floor, then we would go out into the town and have a good time!”
Q: If you could have dinner with someone famous, who would it be? Why?
A: “Probably Slash, the guitarist from Guns N’ Roses. He’s been a big influence on my life when learning the guitar. He taught himself just like me, so he felt like a good role model in the learning process. Now, though, I realized that he has overcome so many obstacles in his life and is so accomplished. You can’t help but be impressed with everything he has done. And have you seen videos of him? He’s so chill and friendly that I’m sure he would have great dinner conversations.”
Q: What is your spirit animal? Why?
A: “A wolf, no doubt. It’s intelligent, free, and one of the coolest characters in Game of Thrones. It’s so me (and I adore Game of Thrones).”
Q: What punctuation mark best describes you?
A: “A semicolon. It’s unique, valuable, and is winking at you like I always do.”
Q: What has it been like being a founding member of Sigma Nu?
A: “It’s been one the most difficult and fulfilling things that I have ever done. I was nervous joining because it is not an already-established fraternity at TCU. But, I love starting new things, so I jumped in. The work is very time-consuming and all of us have spent many nights working on bettering Sigma Nu, but we finally just received our charter after less than a year! Some of my best friends are my brothers in this fraternity.”
Q: What has been your favorite freshman year memory?
A: “There have been an endless amount of memorable times during this year. But, I will always remember my first date with my girlfriend. We went downtown to Sundance Square, had dinner, ate cupcakes (the owner let us stay even though it was at closing time), and just spent time exploring all of the ins and outs of the downtown area!”
Q: Since you’re about to be a very wise sophomore, what is a piece of advice you might give to the incoming class of TCU students?
A: “Ah, yes. I’ll be too wise for my own good. To the incoming class, freshman year is typically the year where you are the most free. So take advantage of that freedom and do what you want! You’ll be much busier as time goes on. So, work hard play hard.”
Q: Where do you hope to be ten years from now?
A: “Queenstown, New Zealand getting a nice dinner with Slash with multiple puppies present. All are invited to join me.”