Each day, Blake demonstrates his commitment to turning any challenge he faces into an opportunity for something positive – and he inspires the same in others. He is an outstanding role model as husband, new father, military veteran, and student. As a student leader, Blake repeatedly demonstrates his commitment to the future of his fellow students and the college. He is an outstanding representative for college students and veterans alike. Every time he speaks about his story from combat in Iraq he captivates every heart in the room.