What do you remember about your first trip to Marist?
The first time I visited Marist was one of the happiest days of my life. On the ride up to Open House I remember telling my Dad, “I know this is the school I want, I just need to actually see it to be absolutely sure.” Once getting there it didn’t take long at all for me to say, “Okay. This is it!” After that, we put down my deposit, bought out most of the Marist apparel in the bookstore, and I spent the day with the biggest smile plastered across my face knowing that I had just made a decision that was going to change my life. (And then, in true Marist form, we celebrated over a meal at the Palace Diner.)
What has been the biggest turning point for you in the past four years?
The biggest turning point for me was definitely becoming a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau my freshman year. I had a great first semester but I wasn’t taking advantage of all Marist had to offer. Joining AST introduced me to so many amazing people and opportunities I didn’t even know were out there. Eventually, I had the honor of being elected President, and through that experience, I was able to learn invaluable lessons whether it was from the girls or just about myself, that I would never have learned had I not joined.
What are you going to miss the most about Marist after you graduate?
What I’m going to miss most about Marist is the empowering feelings of community and of being a part of something that’s so much bigger than just myself, that being a Red Fox has always given me. While we might not be the biggest school, or the most well known, being a Red Fox means being a part of the unbreakable Marist family.
Written by Sarah Gabrielli '18
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Academic School: Communication and the Arts
Campus: New York