Katie Fenton, Online Reporter
A Raider since fall 2014, student and Historical European Martial Arts Club President Doug Mayovsky graduates this spring with his associate of arts degree. He’ll be attending Western Washington University in the fall, where he plans on majoring in history.
“I’m going to try and get into their postgraduate program called the Woodring College, which is a program that produces teachers for high school and beyond,” Mayovsky said. “I’m getting a secondary education degree and also a master’s, probably in medieval Europe.”
Mayovsky attended Pierce College to get a better understanding of what he wanted to do without the costs associated with a four-year university. During his time at Pierce, Mayovsky was inspired by psychology and sociology instructor Leon Khalsa and political science instructor John Lucas to follow education and history.
“Khalsa taught the psych classes I took and convinced me to pursue education,” Mayovsky said. “Lucas is my U.S. history and (political science) teacher and he’s been a good friend to me. He’s the adviser for my fencing class and he’s one of the people I talked to about switching my career path (from journalism). I decided to switch into education because it’d be more suited to me. I like having a regular schedule and not waking up at 3 a.m. to go pursue something.”
Mayovsky’s summer plans include working and attending a renaissance fair.
“I’m going to work so I can save up as much money as I can to transfer,” Mayovsky said. “It’s going to be the first time I’m living on my own. Other than that, I turn 21 in August and I’m planning on going to the renaissance fair in a full getup and party it up with my fencing buddies.”
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