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Panther Profile: Robert Dozier

Panther Profile: Robert Dozier


By: Gracie Murray

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Robert Dozier (Jacksonville, Fla./ Episcopal School of Jacksonville) was a senior on the men's lacrosse team at Birmingham-Southern College. He graduated with a degree in business and an art minor last month. Dozier credits his parents in his choice of what to study at BSC.

"My dad majored in business, so I have always been around that type of mentality," he explained. "Business is one of the more vertical majors and it is always applicable. I also wanted to have a creative outlet, which is why I went with the art minor. My mother is a music teacher, so I have always been involved in some kind of creative medium."

Dozier has used his opportunity at BSC to really capture what it means to receive a liberal arts education. While learning and receiving credit for his business major, Dozier said, "I used my art minor to round myself out" and to be more versatile.

After graduation, he is hoping to get a job and start working before attending graduate school.

Dozier discovered Birmingham-Southern through his dad's work, as a pharmaceutical rep. His father would come to Birmingham to see his customers and they all spoke so highly of BSC that Dozier had to see what all the fuss was about. He was looking for a good school academically and one that would allow him to play lacrosse at the collegiate level.

"We went all up and down the east coast looking at schools for me to attend," said Dozier. "There were some that were better, and some that were worse, but nothing could compete with the feeling that I got when I came here. It was not too far from home, the people I met were great, and the team seemed like it had a good chemistry.  It all just meshed together."

For Dozier, it was not lacrosse that came first, but the people and the feel of the school that was just so perfect. Playing lacrosse was just the icing on the Hilltop cake.

Dozier is a homebody and enjoys being with his family. One of his favorite childhood memories came from being at home as a kid growing up in Jacksonville, Fla.

"Right around Halloween time, when the weather would start to cool off," Dozier began, "my friends and I would take our shoes off and run around in the grass in our socks.  And I can always remember my mom yelling at us for ruining our socks. But then we would go inside to eat this giant vat of chili that mom had made."

When Dozier is not being a homebody, he is traveling the world.  Most recently was with his business class through Prague, Italy and the Czech Republic. This past January was his first trip outside the United States as an adult. His favorite part of the excursion was being able to tour the Lamborghini factory. Dozier is a car fanatic himself, so for him to be able to see this factory was a dream come true.

He is involved on campus as a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, as well as, being a southern ambassador. Southern ambassadors are students that work with the admissions office to give prospective students tours around campus. They are some of the first people prospective students meet when they are on their visits. Aside from the campus life, he has made an impact on the field. As a freshman, Dozier was named Southern Athletic Association all-conference honorable mention. This past season, the defender was named second-team all-conference.
 
 

Rapid Fire

 

 What is your favorite food?
Sushi.

 

What is your favorite color?
Blue.

 

What is your favorite band?
Childish Gambino.

 

What is your biggest pet peeve?
People that chew with their mouth open.

 

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas.

 

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Bahamas.

 

Are you a cat or dog person?
Cat.

 

What is your favorite sports team?
Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

What is your favorite TV show?
That 70's Show.

 

What could you binge watch on Netflix?
Sons of Anarchy.

 

Who would you drop everything for to see in concert?
Childish Gambino or Logic.

 

What is your favorite room in your house?
My bedroom.

 

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
California.

 

What is the last book you read?
Shaken by Tim Tebow.

  

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