Alumnus at University of Dayton
Class of 2017
Current: Louisville, KY
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Employer: University of Louisville- Graduate Student
Major: Intervention Specialist
Concentration: TESOL- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
UD has provided me a solid education that has led to my current attendance in graduate school. It also shaped me spiritually through amazing groups and retreats such as Lighthouse and Chaminade Scholars. It has given me mentors, many of which I still communicate with often and whom provide support still. It has provided me with friends that have turned into family and lessons that extend beyond the classroom.
Honestly my favorite UD memories are the little moments that have made this place feel like home. From saying hello to people on the way to class, someone opening the door for me, watching the sunset, and sharing a meal with friends.
I would encourage students to not be afraid to try new things. I would have never climbed a rock wall and enjoyed it before college- but it is now one of my favorite hobbies. Take advantage of every opportunity you can- especially traveling abroad!
I choose Dayton for a myriad of different reasons but the main ones are community, size, and faith. I feel like Goldilocks when I describe the size- not too small and not too large but just right. I truly felt at home when I stepped on campus and could imagine myself living, learning, and growing in Dayton, OH. The Marianists have such a welcoming inviting spirit that encourages all to pray and serve in a manner that assists them in growing as individuals. Overall UD felt like home and I couldn't imagine attending any where else.