Name: James Tinch

Age: 37

Hometown: Muncie, IN

Graduation year: 2015

Degree earned: BS Chemistry

Why did you choose Dalton State? Inexpensive and convenient

Where do you work now? Work as a research chemist at MFG Chemical, Inc

What were some of your biggest achievements or accomplishments at Dalton State? Getting my bachelor’s degree

What were some of your favorite activities in and around Dalton? Hiking trails, riding through the country on motorcycles

How did being at Dalton State change your life? I met my wife here

What is the last book you read? Complete Works of Emily Dickinson

Favorite line from a movie? “May I interest you in a used mantle?” Rhodiumus Prime, Transformers The Movie, 1986

What do you feel most proud of? Getting my BS degree

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be? Motorcycle, a guitar, a tent, a sleeping bag, Swiss-army knife

If you won the lottery, what would you do? Pay off my house and student loans. Anything left, I would invest

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why? Metal forging. I’ve always wanted to make my own tools.

What cheers you up? Most anything can actually

What is your favorite book? Complete Works of Emily Dickenson

Where is your favorite place to eat? Waffle House, at 2 in the morning

What did you want to be when you were a kid? A scientist

What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? I was able to obtain a higher education at a reasonable price. Its very matter of fact, but that is why I chose this college.