Bob James

Student Trip Leader / Challenge Course Facilitator

Graduation Date:

2009

Major:

Travel and Adventure Writing

Favorite Hobbies/Activities:

surfing, skiing, frisbee

Favorite Food:

anything my mom makes

Favorite Quote:

“so many people live within unhappy circumstance and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mine, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from out encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
-Christopher McCandless

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