I'm really going to miss FDU. It's like one big, close knit community. My professors all know me by my first name, and it's been a really great learning experience.
The last four years at FDU have taught me about myself and have allowed me to grow as a person, a student and a teacher. I want to be an ESL teacher because I think it's important to be there and understand students that have just arrived in the country. The way that we shape their minds, the way that they have the first experience could shape the way they see education for years to come.
I've had a very positive last four years here at FDU as a student athlete. I've been able to build relationships with other professors, students and coaches. And upon graduation, I plan to work at Barclay's in their operations program.
FDU is a great school. It gave me an opportunity to accomplish my dream. My dream was to play Division I baseball and receive an outstanding degree from an outstanding university. Not only did I grow athletically and academically, but I met some of my best friends here, and it was my home for four years. Thank you, FDU.
As a first generation student, I hope to serve as an inspiration that nothing is impossible as long as you work hard and stay determined. So I would like to thank the Literature department and School of Ed for preparing me to become an educator.
I will really miss being on such a close knit campus. Getting involved in organizations and having such small class sizes can make so many lasting friendships.
I've made my mark at FDU as an orientation leader, not only on the students, but on the professors. My advice for incoming freshmen is to find your balance and learn when to say yes and when to say no.
Even though I was a transfer student to Fairleigh Dickinson, I still had the chance to make bonds with the students and faculty that I met. College is what you make of it, so by branching out and being able to challenge yourself and make the connections while you're here, kind of makes the college experience what it is.
The thing I'm going to miss most about FDU is all the people. Having the support staff that range from coaches and teammates to the Career Development Office and campus life, and having friends that I made freshman year to as late as senior year and the friends I have had along the way. The times we shared here will never be matched.
I'll be coming back to FDU in the fall to receive my Master's in Teaching, and I'm really excited to continue making positive memories at this school.
By the end of my freshman year, I actually knew many of my faculty and professors on a first name basis, and the dean actually sent me and a handful of other students to go to Wroxton on a study abroad trip over the summer.
I'll miss my friendships, The Caf, my mentors, and the mansion. FDU has changed me. It has made me a better person for a better world.
One of the pleasant surprises about coming to FDU was all of the diversity. Coming from a small rural town, where there isn't much diversity, it's been great to learn and meet faculty and staff and even students from all over the country and all over the world.
Being a part of FDU Theater for the last four years has been really fun and informative in terms of both the career itself and just in life. I've learned so much from my professors, and without them, I definitely would not be the person I am today.
So over my years at FDU, although it's coming to an end, it's been filled with personal growth and fun, being involved in so many organizations and having fun along the way. Overall, I would just like to thank FDU for the impact they have made on me.
So my advice to freshmen is to keep that optimism in you, to pursue the opportunities that Fairleigh Dickinson gives you, and to surround yourself with people that keep pushing you forward.
Put yourself out there. College is the time for you to take charge of your life, so get involved in programs and organizations. Find out your passion and interest, and enjoy your time, just like I did.
Wroxton College was the best 109 days of my life. Between the people I met and the places I went, it was the perfect environment to reflect, escape, and grow, and I strongly encourage everyone to study abroad for a semester.
I will always cherish my four years here at FDU. I'm so thankful to announce that after graduation I'm heading down to Disney and I'm excited to see what the future holds.
So the first thing I'll probably do when I graduate is cry and panic, but in a really great way. I think that's why I chose teaching as a profession, so I would never have to leave school, and there's just a lot of comfort in that.
I'm really gonna miss FDU because for the past four years, I've been a member of the women's basketball team, and during my senior season, I was able to score my 1000 points.
I'm pursuing postdoctoral training as a pharmacy resident at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center. I am confident that with the tools provided by the School of Pharmacy faculty members through training, through their schooling, that they've given me everything I need to be successful resident. But more importantly, make a lasting impact in the healthcare field.