Class of: 2016
Hometown: Hamburg, NY
As an individual strongly believing in the phrase of: “You get out of life what you put into it”; I value the concept of being enterprising or being able to seize opportunity. I have had so many wonderful experiences here already in my freshman year at D'Youville because I possess this trait. Early into my first semester, I ran for a Freshman Senator position of Student Association. I was elected! I also participated in Athletics Committee where I would go to athletic related events of the school and work them.
Currently, I am a member of the Men's Cross Country team here at D'Youville. I have some great teammates and coaches that help me to become a better runner every week, not to mention becoming a better teammate. Being a member on this team has also made me realize my role as a scholar-athlete. Our team values education always before running. By understanding this “academics first” philosophy that the team strongly believes in, it constantly motivates and encourages me to always be working hard toward my education both in and out of the classroom.
“Leadership and service are probably several of the greatest and most important skills that I have learned so far through my many involvements and experiences here at D'Youville College..”
Once as a Biology (Pre-Medical Studies) major and now a Philosophy major, it is my aspiration to continue on with my education after D’Youville and beyond. As an individual of strong faith and religious practice, my hopes are either to pursue a career in religious life or become an international peacemaker.
D’Youville College has already begun preparing me for a continuing education after my undergraduate years. I have had the opportunity to participate in many service and leadership experiences during my time thus far at the college. I have attended numerous leadership conferences and participated in many service/volunteer callings. Currently, I am a volunteer at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, previously coming from a similar position at Buffalo General Hospital. Both of these establishments are just several miles away from the campus of D’Youville. This therefore makes my passion of participating in this community service that much easier to get to. I see many rewards in experiencing this service and other similar opportunities not just for myself, but for the good of all humanity. Leadership and service are probably several of the greatest and most important skills that I have learned so far through my many involvements and experiences here at D’Youville College. Always remember, the person that has the most to do with your life, your happiness and your success is YOU. Be enterprising and seize opportunities. Every opportunity is a challenge and every challenge is an opportunity!