Friday, February 6, 2015

Weekend Plans?

Hello Everyone!

It is finally Friday! Today is the beginning to unwind and really get ready to enjoy the weekend that is ahead of us. This week has been a busy week, yesterday being the busiest of them all. Yesterday I did my Business Law paper which was about whether or not it is more beneficial for businesses to hire employees or outside contractors to complete jobs. This was a very interesting paper for me because it really made me think as if I were the owner of a business. Yesterday I also completed my homework for Masters of Latin American Literature which was to answer a list of questions that dealt with the writings of Jose Marti, Pablo Neruda and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. All three of these men have extremely interesting writings that relate to the Latin American people that are from the several different Latin American countries. 

This weekend is also going to be fairly busy for me as well. Tomorrow I am working the Open Saturday Tour Guide session that the Office of Admission offers to prospective students. I love being a tour guide because I get to interact with tons of prospective students that are highly interested in coming to Albertus. It gives me great pleasure to answer any and all questions these students have. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the students take in the sights of Albertus. It is truly saddening that this will be my last semester being a tour guide here at Albertus. I can honestly say that it is something I have enjoyed for the last four years. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Snow Day!

Hello Readers!

I hope you are having a great week thus far! Here at Albertus, we had yet another snow day on Monday. All of these snow days really throws off the momentum of getting work done for each class. Personally, when I hear the phrase "snow day," I always think "I have today off to sit and watch Netflix all day." That is not the case though. It is important to keep on track and continue to do all of the readings and assignments the professor originally assigned. If you do not keep up with all of the readings and assignments you will find yourself far behind and confused as to what is going on in class. From personal experience, it is not fun. 

In other personal news, I was accepted into my first law school! I got into Western New England School of Law in Springfield, MA. Getting into Western New England was extremely exciting for me because it is the first step towards my future. Even though it is not my number one law school, I am still proud to say I was accepted there. Ultimately, I would love to go to either Touro Law or Hofstra Law, both located on Long Island. Both schools have an extremely strong curriculum and strong student involvement. I am excited to see what the future has in store for me. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Final Semester Is A Go!

Hello Readers!

We are finally in the final semester of the year! The Spring semester is always one of my personal favorite semesters. The Spring always seems to go by a lot faster than the fall semester. I am taking a lot of fun classes. I am taking Intro to Global Studies with Dr. Bourgeois. I have taken two other classes with Dr. Bourgeois as well. Those two were Question of God in the Modern World and Invitation to Insight. I am also taking Masters of Latin American Literature with Dr. Atkins. This is the first semester I have had her and so far it has been a blast. She is a terrific teacher that engages every student in the class. Another class I am taking is Business Law with Professor Patsalides. He is an extremely well spoken and funny professor. Since I will be going to law school next year, I am looking forward to learning more about Business Law. The fourth class I am taking is Global Perspectives of Art History with professor Coash. This is the first semester I have taken a class with professor Coash. Her class is extremely interactive and I am looking forward to learning about different styles of drawing and writing. Lastly, I am taking Imagining Heaven and Hell with Dr. Imholt. I have had Dr. Imholt every semester of my career here at Albertus. He is my favorite professor and I enjoy every class I take with him. 

It has been tough waking up early in the morning compared to sleeping in over break. Luckily, my advisor Dr. Imholt, helped me make a solid schedule for my last semester. I wanted to make sure that I was taking a good amount of classes that I have never taken before, which is the main reason why I am taking the art history class. I am thoroughly excited to see what this semester has in store for me as I await my graduation on May 17th!    

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Hello All!

It is the end of September and many great things are going on around the Albertus campus. Classes are up and running. Many professors have actually assigned papers and tests already. I have a great schedule this semester. I am taking Political Science Seminar, The American Presidency (both with Dr. Imholt), Modern Political Theory with Professor Edwards, Senior Humanities Seminar and Women and Early Society with Dr. Jorgensen. They are all great classes to take. It saddens me that after next semester I will not be able to take anymore Political Science classes after I graduate.

I am an RA for another year and I am living on the First Floor of Dominican Hall. I enjoy being an RA because I like to interact and take care of residents. We have a fantastic RA staff this school year. There is chemistry in the group which is always a good thing.

This year, I am also a Lead Tour Guide, a Work study in the Admission Office, and Vice President of Membership for the Student Alumni Association. The Student Alumni Association is a great way of getting involved within the Albertus community. We sponsor many great events such as the Christmas Tree Lighting, various events at Fall Fest, and my favorite, Project Gratitude. Project Gratitude is where students can say thank you to a professor, faculty or staff member at the end of the school year. This is a great way to give back to the teachers and to let them know how much the students appreciate all that they do. If anyone is interested in joining SAA, please let me know!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Great Weekend At Albertus

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It has been a very exciting weekend here at Albertus Magnus College! On Saturday, April 12th it was Accepted Student Reception for incoming freshman. It was such a great experience for myself because I was able to give tours to families and get to know the accepted students that are thinking about attending Albertus. The event was successful due to the wonderful Admission team headed by Nilvio Perez, the Director of Admission. Everyone did a great job preparing and putting forth numerous hours of extra work in order for this event to be such a success. Below is a picture of the front of the TAG as it did on Accepted Student Reception.

On Friday April 11th, I won $100 from the Albertus@Night event "Financial Football." I had so much fun at this event. Financial Football was a program on the computer in which the contestant had to answer questions relating to financial responsibility and what to do when in financial doubt. It was a great program to attend because it was a lot of fun. Melissa DeLucia, Director of Experiential Learning and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, did a fantastic job orchestrating this event.   

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Is it Summer Yet?

Hello Readers!

It has been another busy week here at Albertus as students prepare for finals and end of the year projects. This is definitely my favorite part of the year. The weather gets nice and school is so close to being over. I cannot wait for the fun of summer to kick in, even though I will be working full time as well as taking an LSAT prep class to help prepare for the LSAT exam in October. I am very excited but also very anxious to take this exam. This one test tells me what law school I can go to as well as how well my skills are. I am working full time at a New York based law firm, Abrams Fensterman in Lake Success, NY which is located on Long Island. I am very excited for this opportunity as it will allow me to get a "taste" of what it is like to work at one of the top law firms not only in New York but in the United States.

This week at Albertus is the "National Money Smart" week. It is a week long session that helps young consumers, such as college students, make smart choices in their personal finances. On April 9th in the Behan Community Room, David Hinchey of Wepawaug-Flagg Federal Credit Union presented on what college students should look out for financially. Mr. Hinchey discussed how to treat a credit card and how important it is to pay off the credit cards in full, if you are able to. On Friday April 11th, there will be an Albertus@Night event, Financial Football, in the Pub which starts at 9:00pm. If you have any questions about this weeks events, please contact Melissa DeLucia.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Who Wants to Be A Tour Guide?

Hello Readers!

It was an exciting weekend for me. I went home to celebrate my mother's birthday on Friday and then on Saturday I went to a Mets game. The Mets won in great fashion-Ike Davis hit a grand slam to win the ball game in the bottom of the 9th inning. It was extremely exciting to be able to see the Mets win that way. Also on Saturday was the Medieval Times Albertus@Night event hosted by the Resident Assistants. It was a great event. Contestants were competing in games such as cornhole toss, twister,  noodle fighting and the last game was where the contestant had to fill a balloon with air and then knock as many cups as they can off of a table. The winner was Earl McCoy, a member of the men's soccer team as well as a student tour guide. Below, Earl McCoy shows off his crown as he was crowned king because he won the event.

Last week as lead tour guides, Sharinna Luna and I hosted a tour guide information table in Bree Common for any students that are interested in becoming tour guides. We had a great turn out. We received several new applications which is great so we can add some new tour guides for when the seniors graduate in May. If anyone is interested in becoming a tour guide, please see Sharinna or myself. It is a great opportunity to make money while staying on campus so you do not need a car to travel. Below is a picture of Sharinna and I recruiting tour guides.