Everyone who is fortunate enough to have the company of Quentin Waid can attest to his strong character, leadership and, most importantly, compassion. Quentin demonstrates to all those around him what living a life of purpose and dedication truly means.

Quentin is a sophomore at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. He is majoring in Accounting with minors in economics and business analytics. Quentin is also a student in the Honors College. He has a keen interest for using data in its fullest potential to enact change that maximizes proficiency of events and time.

Quentin currently serves as a Senator for the University of South Florida’s Student Government. Recognizing a need for fiscal responsibility, Quentin has not been passive in this position. He is the vice-chair of the Grant committee and sits on the Activity and Service Fee Recommendation Committee where he is tasked with making decisions on the allocation of student’s tuition fees and works with very large budgets. In my position in the Student Senate, I have seen the impact his leadership makes on the student body.

Quentin’s leadership capabilities and experiences are impressive, but it is his heart for service that makes him most deserving of this recognition. As the community relations coordinator for Bulls for Kids, Quentin worked tirelessly to grow the organization with the purpose of making as big of a difference as possible in the lives of ill children. He also serves as the Vice President of Business for the organization, showing his willingness to selflessly give his time in the service to others. Consistent with his passion, Quentin chose the Loeys Dietz Syndrome Foundation as his charity of choice.

Quentin serves as an example of a committed and compassionate gentleman to all those around him. His dedication to making a positive impact in the lives’ of others inspires the men in his life to become great gentlemen themselves.