Alex Pompo

Alex Pompo graduated from West Genesee High School in 2012 and decided to leave home to attend a four-year college. When he discovered it wasn’t the right fit for him, he returned to the area and found exactly what he was looking for at OCC. Pompo has excelled in his year on campus. He’s an Engineering Science major and a member of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. He was voted the organization’s Vice President for Scholarship. “I appreciate the class sizes here. It’s much different when you are in a lecture hall with more than 100 students and you can never get in touch with your professor.”

Pompo’s career goal is to work in the aerospace industry. He’ll be getting a first-hand look at how the industry works in October when he represents OCC in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program. He was the only student in all of New York State to be selected to take part in the nationwide competition. Pompo will spend three days at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama working side-by-side with NASA Engineers. “I’m very excited about going,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for me.”

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