The Felician sports information office has started a new online feature for the 2015-16 academic year. In "Where Are They Now?" we will periodically attempt to catch up with Golden Falcon athletics alumni who have gone on to interesting and successful career paths.
In the third installment, we visit with Barry Tsouhnikas '13. One of the most prolific golfers in Golden Falcon history, Tsouhnikas has turned his favorite sport into his livelihood.
Name: Barry Tsouhnikas
Year of Felician graduation: 2013
Sport(s): Men's Golf
Major(s): Criminal Justice
Twitter handle: @BarryTsouhnikas
Hometown while in high school: Clifton, N.J.
Currenty town/city of residence: Clifton, N.J.
List any post-graduate studies or certifications
Level 3 PGA Apprentice Professional -- Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Level 1 First Tee Coach -- Bronx, N.Y.
Current full-time employment
Program Manager, The First Tee of Northern New Jersey
PGA Teaching Professional
Other positions held since Felician graduation
Sales Associate/Certified Master Club Fitter, Golfsmith
Assistant Soccer Coordinator, Clifton Boys & Girls Club
Any other life events you would like to tell us about?
My brother, Anthony, and I were both recently inducted into the Boys and Girls Club of Clifton Alumni Hall of Fame.
I am a member of the Felician College Golf Outing Committee
How have you applied your experience participating in college athletics to your current employment?
Golf has become my profession, but more so my passion. My college golf career had its ups and downs, however that pushed me to practice even harder after I graduated. As a golf professional, it is not only my job to constantly improve my game, but more importantly, it is my job to grow the game and help others find the same enjoyment in golf that I do.
How has your Felician academic coursework and other extracurricular activities impacted your life, especially professionally?
My academic coursework and extracurricular activities have definitely impacted my life. I did not pursue a job in the field of my major, however I am able to apply so many things I've learned in college to my profession. Moreso than in the workbooks and the tests, Felician taught me how to interact with many different types of people. The interpersonal skills that I have picked up from Felician classrooms and campuses are an enormous asset for me in my profession.
What advice, about any aspect of college life, would you give to a current Felician student-athlete?
There is no substitute for hard work and dedication. Work hard on the field and off, always stay humble, have fun, and live your life.