Sp21-P1 About Me: Melvin Stratis.

You all can call me Mel!  Firstly, I’d like to give you a little background. I’m 30 years old and was born and raised here in Oregon. I went to Lowell Highschool and graduated in 2009. In Highschool, I participated in a lot of sports. I wrestled and ran track. While I wasn’t in sports, I was really involved with the coir and music the program. I sang tenor, played a variety of instruments, primarily guitar and bass. After I graduated, I went on to get a normal job at Carl’s Jr and wanted to go to LCC. A few months later, I put my application in to LCC and got accepted. I jumped around college a lot struggling to get my AAOT in music for a year and a half. After finishing math, writing, and some elective courses I decided to take a break and go back into the work-force. After considering I had a kid on the way, I wanted to just focus on him and a full-time job at-the-time. I started off working Temp jobs that weren’t very consistent. Eventually, Value Village hired me on full-time for 3 year until they shut-down, and I had to go work for Walmart right afterwards. After working for Walmart for quite some time I decided I’d go back to school and try out Automotive, but that didn’t work out too much for me. So, I decided to take yet another break from school to try and figure out what I wanted to do. So, last spring I began painting and flagging throughout the year. This brought me here to LCC yet again, so here I am hoping to get my degree in multi-media arts. 

5 thoughts on “Sp21-P1 About Me: Melvin Stratis.

  1. Jasem Dulany


    I enjoyed reading your bio, know that you’re not alone in the multiple attempts here at lane. This is my third go around as well, second go at LCC with another community college between. We’re also similar in being from small Oregon towns. I grew up in Creswell. I look forward to seeing your work this term.

  2. Bryson Edlund

    I have wanted to try and learn to play some instruments myself, but never got around to it. I thinks it great that you are finally back on track with your plan. Maybe we’ll see each other on campus.

    Bryson Edlund

  3. Brittany Emery

    Hello Mel, your experience with LCC is very familiar to what i did as well, going into college for one thing then leaving because life happens and going back to school later for something different. This would be my second time going to LCC its nice to see i’m not the only person who has approached college in this way.

  4. Teresa Hughes

    Mel, Nice write-up and picture (Learn to resize, as this photo is too large for the blog).
    Sounds like you are on the right path with your choice to join Multimedia Design. Can’t wait to see what you do!

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