As a college football player and student, Doyon shareholder Fred Campbell keeps himself busy. The junior at Stanford University in California is studying math and computational science, and is also a linebacker for the Stanford Cardinals football team.
“I can’t imagine going to school without playing football. I like competing and it’s great competing at this level,” said Campbell, who has been playing football since the third grade.
His advice for aspiring athletes holds true for other areas of life, as well.
“Stay with it and work really hard. You need to have a little ability, but when it comes down to it, hard work is the big thing,” he said.
After graduating in 2009, Fred said he hopes to play professional football before going into a business-related career.
“People do a lot of things with a math and computational science degree,” he said. “That major gives me a lot of options.”
Campbell, who was born in Fairbanks, but raised in New Rochelle, N.Y., says being a Doyon shareholder has become more and more significant to him as he’s gotten older.
“It’s a connection with that part of my life, and it’s a reminder of my connection to that part of my family,” said Campbell, the son of Marvin Campbell and the late Mary Grantham Campbell, and the grandson of L.T. and the late Mary Grantham, and Nathaniel and Anita Campbell.
Campbell, who is part Alaska Native and part African American, said his cultural heritage is also significant to him.
“My mom made a point to teach me and my brothers who we are, and that’s a big part of who I am,” he said.