Alumni Spotlights feature MHS Alumni who have been nominated by others for the work they are doing or how they impact their community. Warrior Nation's third Alumni Spotlight is for Bryan Kubel! Bryan recently received his university's top award, so Warrior Nation checked in with Bryan to see what he has been up to throughout his college years and what is next for him.
Bryan Kubel, Class of 2012
1. What activities, clubs, or organizations were you involved with during high school?
- Senior Class President
- Junior Class Vice President
- Student Council
- M Club/"Warrior Update" morning announcements
- National Honor Society
- Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
- Warrior's Word Newspaper
2. What were you best known for in high school?
I was also known for being the voice of MHS by starting the Warrior Update Monday morning announcements during my sophomore year and continuing them until graduation. People would always come up to me and say "Good Morning, Warriors!" Also, I think I was known for being a passionate leader and intelligent individual but an even better friend to everyone I knew. Also, I was known for telling bad jokes.
3. What have you been up to since graduation?
After I graduated from Muskego High School, I attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on a Honors Distinction Scholarship for full tuition. At Ball State, I got involved in our Student Government Association and over the course of my college career, I served as a Student Senator, President Pro-Tempore, Student Body Vice-President, and the Secretary of Justice. Additionally, I joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and served as our social media director and webmaster. At Ball State, I was also a freshman orientation leader, welcome week leader, mentor for the Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar, an Honors College Student Mentor, and a member of the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. Because of my dedication to my organizations and university, I was honored to receive the James Marine Outstanding Junior Award in 2015 and the John R. Emens Outstanding Senior Award this year, which is considered to be the most prestigious award a student can receive at Ball State. I graduated cum laude from Ball State on May 7th with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and will be returning to Milwaukee to start a sales and marketing position with Competitive Edge Software in June!
4. In what ways are you impacting your community or making an impact in your field of work?
One of the ways that I made a lasting mark on the Ball State community was founding the Cardinal Project. The Cardinal Project is a new Ball State "tradition" where students can go onto the football field after the first home game and take a picture with the cardinal logo in the center of the field. The second Cardinal Project will be taking place this fall! I can't wait to see this initiative get bigger and bigger every year. Now that I am a college graduate, I can't wait to start putting my skills to good use and help continue the success of my future employer.
5. Any additional comments you would like to make to old classmates or the Warrior Nation community.
Good luck to all my fellow members of the Muskego High School Class of 2012 as you all wrap up your undergraduate careers at your respective universities! I know you all will continue to do great things as you either enter the workforce and/or continue your education.
Bryan's Senior Class Picture from 2012
Bryan holding his Outstanding Senior Award for Ball State University at his graduation on Saturday, May 7th.