Spring 2014

Something Unique

Student Profile

Shockers Got Talent winners
Roy Moye III, at right above, is an aerospace engineering major with
a talent for singing. The winner of Shockers Got Talent in February,
Moye also enjoyed performing in this spring's Hippodrome. The WSU
junior says he respects and is inspired to achieve by many people,
including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Roscoe Brown, one of the
Tuskegee Airmen, a storied group of African-American pilots in WWII.

Roy Moye III has loved airplanes since he was 4 years old. "Growing up I always got excited when going to the airport or just simply seeing an airplane fly," he says. "I always asked my parents, ‘What job allows you to design airplanes for a living?'" 

When it was time to start thinking about college, he says, "I began to research aerospace engineering programs, and Wichita State was close to where I lived. Because of the combination of the surrounding aerospace community in Wichita, the wonderful campus tour I got, and the scholarships, WSU was the best fit for me."

Born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, while his father was stationed there with the Army, Moye has also lived in Washington state and Raytown, Mo., where he says he "did most of my growing up."

Moye, who is pursuing a minor in math, plans to graduate in May 2015. He doesn't yet have definite post-graduation plans, but he has several options to explore. "I enjoy engineering and would love to help design the next generation of commercial aircraft, but I am also interested in pursuing a singing career," he says. "Singing has been a hobby I have pursued throughout my years at WSU. I would love to take it to the next level. All in all, I hope to pursue both careers." 

Roy Moye the third

Moye's busy life at WSU also includes involvement with the Black Student Union, National Society of Black Engineers, Student Ambassador Society,
and the Multicultural Student Mentoring Program.

Recently, WSU's chapter of NSBE was named Regional Small Chapter of
the Year, and Moye was elected Region 5 chair. "As chairperson I am responsible for 56 chapters within our region of 10 different states," he says.  

Among Moye's favorite Shocker activities to date are singing the National Anthem at several Shocker basketball games, performing in campus talent shows, participating in Homecoming 2014 and, he adds, "meeting my beautiful girlfriend. Wichita State has provided me a well-rounded experience, and I feel like I have something unique to provide the world after graduating." 


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Something Unique

Roy Moye III is an aerospace engineering major with a talent for singing. The winner of Shockers Got Talent in February, Moye also enjoyed performing in this spring's Hippodrome.

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