Devon P


Major: Entomology

Hometown: Fond du Lac, WI

High School: Fond du Lac High School

Size of Graduating Class: 510

Sports/Clubs/Orgs Devon Participated in: Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, National Honor Society, Boy Scouts

Awards Received: Graduated Summa Cum Laude, obtained one exeplary rating at state Solo and Ensemble, performed in the 2016 All State Jazz Band, obtained the rank of Eagle Scout as a Sophomore in high school, and won the 2016 Mr. Fond du Lac Pageant

Why Devon Chose His Major: "I have always been fascinated with insects. They affect every facet of our human lives and yet people are so afraid/disgusted by them. I think it is important to learn everything we can about our insect overlords."

Favorite Things: Hummus, soft beds, Siberian tigers, Halloween, bones, the smell of mulch, milk, bioluminescence, antique tools, the Jimmy Buffet mentality, shiny rocks, parodies, potatoes, anything Marvel, Carl Sagan, fishing, Edith Widder, vinyl, cajun food, old book smell, Joey French, pumpkin pie, Bowler Hat Guy, clothes fresh out of the dryer, chickens, the ocean, Nicholas Cage cockroaches, bagpipes, The Great Emu War, Australians, accents, B horror films, myths, cryptids, Stephen King, getting funky, burgers, airplanes, snow, the fall aesthetic, goofy vehicles, scary clowns, Perry Mason, mango smoothies, beetles, yoga, reading, driving, pasta, screeching, reading stuff on the internet, robes, being loud, eggs, theater, ponds, and room 1351 of the Mosse Humanities building.

Dislikes: Country music.

Favorite Place In Devon's Home-State: Little Trout Lake

Favorite Place on Campus: The Geology Museum

One Word That Describes Devon's Personality: Positive

Favorite Color: Golden sunlight filtered through the green leaves of a forest canopy.

When Devon was a kid, he wanted to be a: Clown pilot

Favorite Music Groups/Acts: Charles Mingus, ZZ Ward, Eddie Harris, Oliver Nelson, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa, NSP, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Gary Clark Jr., B.B. King, Taj Mahal, The Marchfourth Marching Band, TWRP, JJ Grey and Mofro, Neil Cicierega, Trombone Shorty, Lucky Chops, Too Many Zooz, Stevie Wonder, Nikki Yanofsky, The Lonely Island, Bruno Mars, Grace Kelly, Shakira, Duffy, Joss Stone, Jenny and the Mexicats, The Hot Sardines, and Erja Lyytinen.

If Devon had a free night to do whatever he wanted, he would: "Sleep."

Hero/Heroine: "Iron Man because who doesn't want to be Iron Man?"

Goals as a Wisconsin Singer: "To further my playing ability and have fun performing with some of my closest friends."