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Ben Carded

Class Level

High Class

Degree Objective

So many degrees I’m HOT!


Small card making factory off the coast of China.


The name’s Carded...Ben Carded, get it?! I’m the new guy on campus, and I want to be your best friend. Just think of all the fun we could have. I can travel in style like in your pocket right between the spare change and your cell phone. You can show me off to all of your other friends and they’ll be so jealous. Or we can just chill around...I’ll even push you on a swing if we go to the park. You see, you and I are already beginning to sound like a match made in heaven. So come on - SWIPE ME!

Why did you choose CSU Stanislaus?

Well, I’ve always had a dream of being partially biodegradable and I figured a campus with so many beautiful lakes, trees, and scenic beauty puts me one step closer to achieving that (yes Student Id Cards can laugh out loud.) The real reason I chose Stanislaus was to be close to all you cool kids. You all are so awesome, in fact, I’m adding you ALL to my Top Eight friends on MySpace. *big smile*

What advice would you give a prospective student?

These are the top five pieces of advice I would give a prospective student:
1) Never use me to scrape gum off the bottom of your shoe!
2) I am not a boomerang; if you throw me away, I don’t come back.
3) Its not where you’re’s where you’ve BEN! See that had my name in it ;)
4) Carrying me as your card does not guarantee you an audition spot on American Idol…but you’re still cool.
5) With me in your hand here at Stanislaus, the sky is the limit.

What has been your favorite academic or student life experience so far?

My favorite student life experience would definitely have to be making the football team. Imagine that! You now get to hang out with the first string water-boy of Stanislaus’ undefeated football team. We’re so LUCKY!!
(Yea I know; we don’t really have a football team, but we can dream)

What is your career objective?

My career objective is to travel the world. You just wait and see. I’m gong to be HUGE! And you’ll be able to say, “oh Ben...I knew you when you were just a water-boy for the football team.”

What clubs, sports, and activities have you participated in?

I usually don’t share this with many people and that’s because this club is so cool that maybe you haven’t heard of it yet. But I am the president of the Super Heroes of Stanislaus Club. It’s so COOL. So cool in fact you should join. First you’ll need a super hero name. I’m Neb Dedrac Super Card Extraordinaire. As cool as the name sounds, my power is even cooler. I’m able to go on and off campus in a single bound. UP UP and AWAAY!

Who is your most influential personal and/or University mentor?

I would like to use this time to thank all of the big cards that have paved the way for me to be here. So thank you Visa because now Ben is everywhere you want to be...and thank you MasterCard because now Ben Carded is priceless. And lastly, thank you Discover because your name is exactly what each Stanislaus student is going to do with me around. So I’m signing off and I’ll talk to you all on MySpace later...remember TOP 8 ;)


Updated: 04/28/2011
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