In this weekly series, Regis alumni give advice about the ways to succeed after High School.
BRIAN MCGUIRE ‘63 Retired General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon. When asked what advice he would give to aspiring doctors, he recommended “building relationships with professors and studying about medicine and surgeries as soon as possible. If you’re at Regis I’m sure you’ll be fine.”
DAVID SPRIGGS ’02 is a real estate agent in Colorado. “No one cares about your gpa in college, the only thing that matters is what you are going to with your future and what steps you are going to take to get there.”
JIMMY OWENS ’99 “I fell in love with flying when i was nine,” Owens remembers. “I got my pilots licenses in High school and it was nice to take girls on dates flying over the city. I took my high school coach over Mullen’s practices in a little plane,” he says with a laugh. Now, more than 15 years later, Owens is a captain in the National Guard and flies for Sky West. To any aspiring pilots at Regis, he recommends, “Do an internship if you can. It’s a perfect networking opportunity and it gets you into the aviation industry. Apply for scholarships- it will pay dividends. It’s a perfect time to be coming into the industry. There’s a lot of movement. Pilots that were Baby Boomers and Vietnam War Veterans are aging out. There’s definitely a way in for you if you always wanted to fly.”