Cameron Brusko '19

Political Science and Justice Studies Majors
photo of Cameron Brusko and Sue Siggelakis

Cameron Brusko grew up in the football rich community of Bethlehem, Pa. However, when it came time to choose a university to attend (and play football), he chose to bring his talents to UNH and Sean “Coach Mac” McDonnell ’78.

As a justice studies and political science dual major and Wildcat linebacker, Cameron amassed a personal highlight reel that includes both academic and athletic accomplishments. In the classroom, he recalls with particular delight taking professor Andrew Macpherson’s course called Global Information Grid, which he says, “examined the uses and abuses of technology and social media in governments and societies around the world.”

On the sports side of the ledger, “nothing beat beating Richmond my freshman year,” Cameron attests. Coming off a tough loss and unsure of the future of their season, the Wildcat win over fourth-ranked Richmond restored their confidence and propelled them into the national tournament. “It taught me about perseverance, teamwork and what it truly meant to be a Wildcat,” he says.

Cameron’s prowess on and off the field are amply reflected in his membership in Phi Beta Kappa (liberal arts honor society), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society), Chi Alpha Sigma (college athlete honor society) and Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice honor society), and being named to the CoSIDA 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Football Team for District 1 and the CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team numerous times.

A summa cum laude graduate with University Honors, Cameron names “punctuality” as the noblest of virtues. “Whether it involves academics or athletics, an individual who shows up on time will always put themselves in a better situation than someone who is late,” he says. “It’s an integral aspect of one’s character.”

Punctuality served Cameron well at UNH and will, undoubtedly, continue to serve him as he pursues his long-term goal of attending a premier law school.