Nicholas Courgi isn’t your ordinary radio personality. Courgi is a sophomore at Onondaga who has autism. He hosts an online radio show, “Lives of Distinction,” in which he interviews people with developmental disabilities like himself. “I’m inspired by the people I interview, what they go through on an everyday basis, and what they accomplish. I enjoy being part of their journey,” said Courgi.
Courgi is one of several family members who has excelled at Onondaga. His grandmother and grandfather earned degrees from Onondaga in the 1960’s, and he has three cousins presently enrolled here.
Courgi is a graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School majoring in Professional Communication. The College’s Disability Services Office (DSO) has helped him succeed academically, providing him with a note-taker and giving him a quiet place to take quizzes and exams. “The DSO has always been there for me and welcomed me with open arms. They are the best resource for someone in my position. The DSO offers exceptional services.”
Besides doing the radio show, Courgi is also a frequent public speaker on campus. He enjoys sharing his story with people and hopes to one day become an autism spokesman.
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