From Ogden, Iowa to Ogden, Utah to Graz, Austria

JESHUA VAN SICKLE, Photo courtesy of Zac Williams

March 2017 was a good month for WSU junior and athletic therapy major Jeshua Van Sickle. In his words, “It was incredible.” It began with him presenting a grant proposal at the Special Olympics Winter World Games in Graz, Austria, and ended with him being named a Newman Civic Fellow.*

Originally from Ogden, Iowa, Van Sickle transferred from Iowa State University to Weber State in 2015. “I grew up in a family with eight siblings, and we were pretty well known in our town,” he says. “I wanted to go where I could trek things out on my own, where I could find me for me.” Van Sickle has volunteered and interned with Special Olympics Iowa and Utah since his freshman year and has immersed himself in almost every aspect of the organization — from coaching, to event planning, to business management.

Read more in the Feb. 28 issue of The Ogden Reporter.