Name: Nicholas Giles
Programs completed at APU: Outdoor Studies (BA)
Project Title: An Assessment and Survey of Informal Trails on Flattop Mountain, Alaska
Hometown: Brighton, Michigan
Favorite Classes at APU: Recreation and Public Lands & Expedition Mountaineering
What will you miss about APU? I will miss the community. I always felt like I could come to any number of students, faculty or staff and they would be MORE than willing to help.
What is going to be your next adventure post-APU? To be honest my wife and I are going to travel and enjoy some time together. We already have a ten-day Yukon River float trip in the works for the end of summer, among others.
Any words of wisdom for students working on completing their degrees? Get to know everyone, from the IT staff to your professors and students from all disciplines, they can all open doors to your future. Take time to look at each opportunity, large or small, they can all help in your future. Lastly, have fun! Think and act outside the box, you only live once!