Marcus-Tor Strickland


Marcus-Tor Strickland is pursuing an electrical engineering degree at Missouri S&T. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Marcus-Tor Strickland, senior in electrical engineering

Hometown: Atlanta

Marcus-Tor Strickland transferred from Morehouse College, where he earned a mathematics degree, to pursue an electrical engineering degree here. Strickland has two brothers and one sister. One of his brothers played in the NFL for eight years, another is a mechanical engineer for Caterpillar Inc., and his sister is a lead network consultant for “So I do not come from a family of slackers,” he says.

So what are his plans? “I plan to become gainfully employed, work my way up to a corner office, retire by the time I’m 50, and begin teaching high school engineering and coaching the swim team,” Strickland says.

Getting involved: Strickland is president of the Association for Black Students and a member of the Chancellor’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for African American Recruitment and Retention.

Where you’ll find him on Wednesdays: “In Rolla, you will always find me at the Locker Room eating 25 cent wings,” Strickland says.

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