Class Year: Senior
Major: History and Adolescent Inclusive Education
Hometown: Worcester, NY (Otsego County)
On-campus involvement: President of Brockport Swing Dance Society, Vice President of the Future Alumni Network (FAN) Club, History Forum, Undergraduate Admissions Student Ambassador
Interesting fact: I was the only student member of the Canal Dock Project, which was finished and installed this past summer. The year-and-a-half-long project included planning and fundraising more than $4,000 for a brand new, on-campus dock, which is on the Erie Canal. I was glad to be part of the team that made the Erie Canal more accessible for the College and community.
Most unique Brockport experience: White volunteering at the inaugural Malik Lecture, I met the guest speaker His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. His Highness was the director for the Saudi Arabian intelligence agency and is currently the chairman for the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. He came over to my table, greeted us, and shook each of our hands. It was very cool to have met a Saudi prince.
Favorite thing about Brockport: There are many things to love about Brockport, but my favorite aspect is the welcoming community. Brockport is a large campus that has a small-campus-community atmosphere. I have become familiar with many people across campus from students to faculty to staff. I do not feel like a statistic, but rather an integrated member of the Golden Eagle community.
Favorite food on campus: Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Favorite place to study: Special Olympics Fountain
Favorite campus-sponsored event: Homecoming Weekend
One class that every student should take before graduating from Brockport: Improv. Theatre
Favorite way to stay active on campus: Going to the new SERC Fitness Center
5 most important things a freshman should bring to campus:
Favorite off-campus event: BSG sponsored trip to the George Eastman House in Rochester
Dream job: College history professor
Favorite quote: "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad."
Why did you want to become a Student Ambassador?: When I first came to Brockport, I was really nervous and not sure of what I needed or what to do to be ready for college. Each time I visited Brockport, the faculty and staff were very supportive and made me feel comfortable, safe and welcomed. As a Student Ambassador, I want to help give those messages and sentiments to new and prospective students.