In the fall of 2012 I transferred to Arcadia from a small college in upstate New York called Cazenovia College. At Caz I was an Equine Business Management student, learning half of my classes outside of the classroom. Halfway through my sophomore year I realized that being in upstate New York was really not the place that I wanted to be. I loved being around horses all the time, however I did not love being four hours away from all of my family and friends. After doing research I realized I did not need to have a degree in equine studies to be in the Equine Industry.
When thinking about where I wanted to transfer to I knew I wanted a small school where I would get a good education, be able to do my second passion, playing lacrosse, and be able to go home whenever I wanted. At the time I was looking to transfer, my brother was a high school senior and had been recruited by Arcadia to play on their men’s lacrosse team. My mother graduated from Arcadia, then Beaver College, in May 1991. It just felt like Arcadia was calling my name. I was meant to finish my undergrad career in the same place as my mother had.
Without a doubt it was the best decision I have made. In the two years I have been at Arcadia I have accomplished a great deal. In the first time in 30 years the women’s lacrosse team made it to the final playoff game, which I was a part of. Being a part of Arcadia’s Women’s lacrosse team and the athletic program gives me an outlet other then academics. Not only have I found success on the field at Arcadia, I have also been successful in the classroom, having a 3.65 GPA and being in the honors program.
When I am not doing schoolwork, playing lacrosse, or working at State Farm, I spend time with my Australian Shepherd, Maizey. She is my running buddy and my partner in crime. There is a great deal more I could talk about but that would take more than 500 words and no one has time for that, so instead this is my college career in a nutshell.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Common Great Room
Talk about Us
is organized and produced
by the Arcadia University