Often referred to as “the voice of Bryant & Stratton College” there is a good chance you’ve heard Ryan Maxwell in either a recording or a live call.
As Ryan nears the beginning of his fifth year with Bryant & Stratton College, he is transitioning to a new role with our Qualification Center after spending time in the admissions department and as one of our hardworking QC Representatives. With so much of his time here spent in the QC and Admissions, Ryan has had the opportunity to work with countless students and help them towards their educational goals. His most current role has allowed him to work with many different departments to help staff members better manage and assist student needs. Ryan came to Bryant & Stratton College after majoring in Communications at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY.
During his time at Medaille, Ryan climbed up the record books as a four-year starter on the men’s volleyball team. In fact, he remains in the top-five of the school’s all-time leaders in assists, blocks, games played and digs.
An avid Buffalo Bills fan, Ryan rivals anyone in the office in terms of fandom as he “proudly wear my red, white and blue, Zubaz and often show up to work without a voice on Mondays”. Ryan’s adopted Pit-Bull Terrier, Colby, is a regular topic around the water cooler as the pup has been a loving addition to Ryan’s family.
Favorite thing about Bryant & Stratton College The team atmosphere certainly resonates with the athlete in me. It’s mostly the teamwork that must exist between coworkers as well as students to help realize goals and make a difference.
Favorite student related story While working in Admissions, it would have to be the extra mile I trekked for one student in particular who had trouble tracking down her high school transcripts from a school long since closed in the NYC School District. Not only was I able to track down the records for my student and help them continue their college journey unhindered, but I was also able to utilize the information in the past few months, helping a current Admissions Representative with a student who was having a similar issue.
What advice do you have for Bryant & Stratton College students? Stay in contact with your instructors. Some of the most interesting conversations I’ve had since graduating college have been with former instructors over email/social media. Lifelong learning is important and building professional relationships with instructors can help to open doors in the future. Your instructors have never stopped learning and you shouldn’t either. Keep that in mind and know that you have more knowledge to share with them than you may think.