Name: Manases Joga

Age: 26

Hometown: Yonkers, N.Y.

High school: Murray County High School

Major: Electrical engineering

Expected graduation date: Spring 2019

Why did you choose Dalton State? You can get a good education for a fraction of the price.

What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? Never giving up even when it seems impossible.

What do you plan to do after graduation? Continue to be a positive force in the world through engineering and language.

What activities are you involved in on campus? Veterans Association and Math Club

What are some of your biggest achievements or accomplishments at Dalton State? Completion of international certification and continuation of my education.

Where is your favorite study spot? Math Lab

Where is your favorite hangout? Veterans Resource Room

Favorite comfort food? Pizza

If you had a theme song, what would it be? “Dare You to Move” by Switchfoot

Favorite line from a movie? “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” – Braveheart

What is your guilty pleasure? Anime

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be? Every day carry bag, Bible, guitar, phone, and “A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson

Who is your hero? My dad

Who would play you in the movie version of your life? Denzel Washington

If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet? Chiune Sugihara

What is your favorite app? Spotify

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Pro baseball player

As a Roadrunner, what does it mean to Run Boldly? Whatever you do, run forward. It may be difficult to see what is in front of you at times, and you may even fall. “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.” (Les Brown) And keep running forward.