Tayze Ellington

Tayze Ellington is a senior at Panhandle State that has called Goodwell his home for over a year. From Kingston, Jamaica, Tayze came to OPSU for the institution's affordability, class sizes, the diversity of culture, and Men's soccer, where he is captain of the team.

Tayze Ellington

I love the support from faculty and staff and the community. Also, when a university president knows a student by name, that goes to show that people do care and reinforces the family cohesiveness environment.

Tayze Ellington

Tayze plans to graduate in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. His favorite thing about OPSU is how it is family-oriented driven.

“I love the support from faculty and staff and the community. Also, when a university president knows a student by name, that goes to show that people do care and reinforces the family cohesiveness environment.”

During his studies as a student-athlete, Tayze also became a Student Ambassador and currently works in the academic records office.

Registrar, Jade Houtz stated, “Having Tayze as a student worker and a OPSU Student Ambassador is a privilege. He is such an amazing young man, and is definitely going to be successful in whatever he pursues.”

Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Brandon Misuraca commented, “Tayze is a player that will be tough to replace once he graduates this Spring. We brought him into the program in year one to serve in a leadership role given his maturity and presence both on and off the pitch. We are very proud of the job that he has done as a leader and mentor to the younger players on the side. I cannot express how excited we are to have him as one of our first ever alumnus of the program and look forward to watching him continue to succeed in the years to come.”

Tayze is proud to be an only child and is a vegan. He loves working out and helping to mentor others.

After graduation, Tayze plans to work in a business organization for up to five years. “After this, I will start my own business where I will be providing guidance and services for student-athletes from my country Jamaica and The Caribbean region on how to obtain a higher education in the States through their talent.”

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