Though I’ve been away in Madrid, I have not stopped thinking about all my friends who are graduating in less than 24 hours. I’ve had the honor of meeting them all through different ways. I met some of my senior friends at work as a Student Activities Manager, who helped me get to where I am. I’ve met the most awesome seniors as a pivotal member of WNPC-TV, and they will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ve met some of them just recently as we would pass by each other in the hallways, and then one day, finally had the courage to talk to each other. I’ve met others by stopping by at the Welcome Center to say hi to Joseph, and they’ve been nothing but influential to me. And the few I met in my best friend’s dorm. A few I met, as I interviewed them for class. And of course, the few I met, in mentorship programs, at the gym, and in my residence hall. So, I hope as they graduate, they think about all the wonderful times at New Paltz. And all the transformative times. I hope college became home for them, as they definitely made it feel like home for me. And I hope they remember all the memories that SUNY New Paltz has gifted them with. They’re unforgettable.
p.s. See you guys in New York City, at New Paltz for Alumni weekend, and on my newsfeed (haha). Wishing you all the best! To my senior friends, class of 2018, this year, has been yours! Congrats!