Bro. Charles “Chuck” Wongus is many things, but first of all, he is a Lancer. A senior music major who hails from Chester, Va., he has made big impacts on campus through his involvement with a countless number of organizations.
But just who is this man? And what are his goals for life after Longwood?
Wongus has served as president of Phi Beta Sigma, treasurer of freshman class, as a member of History Club and the Political Science Club, has participated in Alternative Spring Break and has worked as a Resident Assistant as well.
The list of accomplishments Wongus has received while at Longwood University include receiving the title of RA of the Month for his programming skills and for building a community, not only on his floor, but throughout the entire apartment complex.
During this year’s national presidential campaign, Wongus also registered voters at Longwood and oversaw canvassing efforts as Canvassing Captain for Prince Edward County at the Obama for America Office on Main Street.
With all of his involvement on campus, Wongus holds a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.31 GPA in his music major.
As a music major, Wongus stated that his favorite music genre is jazz. Wongus’ favorite jazz artists include Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie.
Wongus stated that out of all of the organizations that he has been a part of and that he is currently a part of, Phi Beta Sigma and WMLU have been his favorites.
“With Phi Beta Sigma, I really enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the community,” said Wongus. “One of my favorite things we did was the [first annual] Young Men’s Conference. We brought in young men from the surrounding counties and pretty much educated them on things that they could do after high school, whether it be college [or something else].”
During his time as president of Phi Beta Sigma, Wongus also helped the organization receive the title of National Pan-Hellenic Council Chapter of the Year.
Speaking on WMLU, Wongus said, “WMLU is pretty fun because it’s nice to, you know, have that time to have your own radio show – really give the campus and the community a bit of your personality.”
Not only incredibly involved on campus, Wongus also commented on his connection to the town of Farmville as well.
“I like to go around Farmville and visit the eateries that we have. My personal favorite would be The Bakery, and as of late, I really love the Sweet Shop as well,” said Wongus.
As a member of the Lancer nation, Wongus also supports the men’s basketball team.
“This season, it’s been rough to support them,” he said. “But toward the end, I really enjoy watching them ...especially during the tournament.”
Out on the national spectrum of sports, Wongus supports the St. Louis Rams for the National Football League and the Florida State Seminoles for college football.
Wongus is looking at going to George Mason University after his time at Longwood is up. He plans on spending his time there to gain a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
“I’d like to work for a non-profit organization that aids teenagers and [works toward aiding] suicide prevention,” said Wongus.