Marnae ’16, on Moving on to Bigger Dreams
Graduating was the biggest accomplishment for me. I was able to move on to ‘bigger dreams,’ which for me is making music. As an entertainer, Arcadia was a breeding ground for connections and sharpening skills I already had. Looking back, it was the little things outside of the classroom that mattered everyday. My one wish is that I’d started my own club on campus, a safe haven for all the misfits to come together and discover how to use their gifts and strengths.”
Marnae, a graduate of the Class of 2016, remembers the details of her life at Arcadia when she was perfecting her craft as an entertainer, performing the national anthem at a basketball game, or hosting a concert at Stiteler Auditorium for her Media and Communications thesis project. While her concentration in Video and Film and her time spent in the film department on campus taught her techniques and theories that allowed her “paint personal experience in color,” Marnae gained a “new language” through her Sociology minor, which she explains “is useful because, in the real world, you have to address certain issues like racism and one has to be articulate and clear, ya mean?”
What was most memorable about her time here? “Meeting the cook staff. You learn something new from them every day.” Even as we sit here, Marnae is making conversation with the Chat cooks, laughing about old times, and catching up on new things.