The spotlight is not something Savion Pollard ’25 seeks out.
Quite the opposite. Pollard prefers an evening relaxing on the couch with his wife, Enesa, to a night on the town.
But when U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer’s office invited Pollard to be an honored guest during the annual State of the Union inside the U.S. Capitol, Pollard, an admitted introvert, knew the opportunity to tell his story was too good to pass up.
Pollard is a U.S. Navy veteran who is currently majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He is also the first person hired by the semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology for the company’s proposed $100 billion campus in the town of Clay, New York.
And while the attention that came from being in attendance for the State of the Union made Pollard a little uncomfortable, it was also a chance to inspire current and future military-connected students to step out of their comfort zones and learn to ask for help if they need it.