Honors Student Ambassadors
Honors Student Ambassadors are exemplary students in the Honors College. They are available to answer any questions you may have about the College and their experiences at Salisbury University. Please feel free to ask them anything!
I am currently a senior working towards a degree in both International Studies and French. I also have a minor in European Area Studies. Although I attend school here in Maryland, I am from a small town in Missouri. As you can probably guess, I love to travel, and want to end up working abroad one day. While I am keeping my options open, I am hoping to work with the government in intelligence work, translation, diplomacy, or something along those lines.
I am a big proponent of studying abroad. During my junior year, I spent the year in Europe and saw so many amazing places. My first semester was in France, where I took intensive language courses, and interned at a local school where I taught English. My second semester was in Sweden where I studied politics and European law. So if you have any questions about studying abroad, and how to fit that in with your Honors College requirements, don't hesitate to ask. Besides being an ambassador, I am also part of SU’s chapter of the Honor Society for International Studies (Sigma Iota Rho), the Honors Student Association where I served on the exec board for two years, and Phi Kappa Phi, which is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. I have also held various on-campus jobs since my freshman year. Currently, I work in the library in the inter-library loan office. So if you have any concerns about how to get an on-campus job, or how to balance a job with school, I would be happy to help.
I know how hard it is to go somewhere new, so I really encourage you to take advantage of all that the Honors College has to offer. I love meeting new people, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you have.
Hello! I am a senior from Frederick County, Maryland working towards a dual degree in Social Work and Political Science with a minor in Psychology.
My involvement within the Honors College includes writing for the Honors newsletter, The Saunterer, and being an Honors College student worker. This year I am leading the Honors College Student Ambassador Program. Through the Honors College, I have been able to present at national academic conferences as well as gain strong mentorship and guidance from the Honors College’s professors. I am currently working on my Honors Thesis where I am examining the presence of employment discrimination for returning citizens, previously incarcerated individuals, who have returned to their communities in Wicomico County on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.
Outside of the Honors College, I serve as the Institutional Research Board’s (IRB) Undergraduate Student Representative, OURCA Undergraduate Research Fellow, and the Treasurer/Fundraising Chair/Past President of Student United Way, a student led organization which promotes community engagement. With a strong passion for volunteerism, during the 2017 winter break, I volunteered in New Delhi, India, for four weeks with a vocational school NGO where I taught elementary aged children from low-income families and during the 2018 winter break, I volunteered in Cape Town, South Africa, for five weeks with an NGO focused on supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
I am currently completing my sixth undergraduate internship with Wicomico County’s Department of Social Services as their senior level macro intern. I have previously interned with the Lower Shore Child Care Resource Center, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, the Maryland General Assembly’s Women’s Caucus, and the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services through the Maryland Governor’s Fellowship Intern Program. I am also a student member of the inaugural class of the Non-Profit Leadership Alliance, a national non-profit credential which prepares students for leadership in the non-profit sector post-graduation, at Salisbury University.
I extremely active within the Social Work Department. Through the guidance of my Honors Thesis Mentor, Dr. Jennifer Jewell, Chair of the Social Work Department, I have been volunteering as a book group discussion leader at Eastern Correctional Institution since September 2016, where I promote adult literacy and discussion with male inmates, which is the inspiration behind my Honors Thesis. I have had the opportunity to represent Salisbury University at the National Association of Social Workers - Maryland, Student Leader Retreat & Conference, and The 2018 National Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference. I currently serve as the Event Coordinator for Phi Alpha, the Social Work Honor Society, where I organize community outreach programs with the local school districts and non-profit organizations.
Hi! My name is Kacie Cassar, a Senior in the Bellavance Honors College. I am from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and am working on a triple major in History, Psychology, and International Studies and a minor in Political Science. I am Bellavance Honors Fellow, a presidential scholar and a recipient of the Women’s Circle Enhancement Award. I work on campus as a University Host, an Orientation Leader, a History tutor in our Center for student achievement, as well for the past two years a resident assistant in the Honors Residence Hall. I am currently working on Psychology Research, with mentor Lance Garmon, we will be studying the effects that Social Media has on dating culture within in college students. I was recently awarded a research grant from the university to work on my research over the summer. This research will also serve as my Honors thesis, which I am currently working towards completion. Last spring, I completed an archival internship at the Nabb Research Center, where with a mentor, I completed two large projects, which I arranged and created finding aids for. Also, last spring, my collaborative research project on native Americans from the Delmarva area, was turned into a historical exhibit within our University Library.
During my time here at Salisbury, I have become very involved in student life around campus. I am a member of the Honors Student Association, Student United Way, Relay for life and Club Tennis. As well as multiple honor societies; Phi Eta Sigma, Order of Omega, Rho Alpha Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Iota Rho, Phi Theta Alpha, and Psi Chi. I am a member of the sorority Alpha Sigma Tau, which has provided many community service and campus based activities to be involved in. As director of fundraising, I planned and hosted a campus wide event that led to raising over $14,000 dollars for Habitat for Humanity. I also planned my own Women’s Wellness Fair for Campus, that helped female students learn about all the resources they have within our campus and well as the community regarding all aspects of their health. I have also had the privilege of attending and presenting my research at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference, and hope to be attending many more with my psychology research.
In the winter of 2018, I had the opportunity to study abroad to Cuenca, Ecuador, where I stayed with a host family and took a Spanish course. I also had the opportunity to travel down to New Orleans on two separate occasions with school where we worked with Habitat for Humanity, building homes for families who lost theirs during Hurricane Katerina. Salisbury has become my second home, with that I participate in the Big Brother Big Sister program of the Eastern Shore, where I mentor a young girl from the community. This past year I also elected to serve as Salisbury University’s Homecoming Queen which has been a great honor.
I value the great education that I am receiving here as well as the many opportunities that Salisbury University has to offer. I am looking forward to serving as an Honors Ambassador, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am happy to help in any way that I can, SU….is a great place to be!
Hello there! My name is Lauren DeLong, and I'm a Senior Biology Major with Chemistry and Mathematics minors. I love doing research, and I aspire to attain my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and become a professor. I am the recent president of SU's Chapter of The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a club that discusses scientific literature and holds STEM outreach events for children. Last summer, I completed a summer internship program at the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science at the National Institute on Aging, in which I researched a model for Sinoatrial Nodel Cells. I have also just returned from a summer in Germany, where I was chosen as a DAAD RISE scholar to do research creating a blood vessel model for atherosclerosis using stem cells. At SU, I've done research with Dr. Les Erickson and Dr. Jennifer Nyland. If you're looking for a career in the STEM fields, I'd love to talk.
As a multiple time attendee of the national Experimental Biology conference and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, I've presented my research at a variety of places, including San Diego, CA, Chicago, IL, Memphis, TN, and Boston, MA, the last of which was entirely sponsored by the Honors College. Getting involved with Honors is one of the most rewarding decisions I've made and continue to make. I am on the writing staff of The Saunterer, the Honors College newsletter, have taken more than the required honors classes, and I was the VP for the Honors Student Association, which plans trips to the Humane Society, local community soup kitchens, and New York City. We also plan Holiday events and Professional Workshops!
Lastly, I'm in Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, a student instructor for Molecular Genetics, a former resident assistant for the freshman and sophomore Honors LLC, and have studied abroad on two separate occasions to Roatan, Honduras as well as Costa Rica. Please feel free to contact me - I'd love to meet you!
Hi everyone! I’m a current senior, from Baltimore County, Maryland working towards my degree in Exercise Science-Allied Health. I am looking to go to Physical Therapy School and will be having the interviews this year!
I have completed just over 562 hours of internship experience in the PT field, in two outpatient clinics as well as Peninsula Regional Medical Center here in Salisbury. I also worked as a Physical Therapy Technician at Eastern Shore Physical Therapy, an outpatient clinic in Berlin, MD since October 2017. While at ESPT, I got to present an in-service presentation to Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and other Physical Therapy Technicians called “Balance, Strength and Stretching as We Age”.
I have been involved in the Honors College since my freshman year, through the Honors Student Association. I have also been able to present at national academic conferences and make lasting connections with my professors with the help of the Honors College. I am currently working on my Undergraduate Honors Thesis where I am examining the causes, symptoms and treatment modalities of Iliotibial Band Syndrome.
Outside of the Honors College, I am a University Host, I am the current President of the Hillel of Salisbury University and I am an active member of Phi Mu, a sorority on campus. I have held multiple positions within Phi Mu, such as the community service chair in Spring 2018, where I found community service events in the local community for us to volunteer at, and I am the current Relay for Life chair, where I coordinate all of our fundraisers and am the liaison between SU Relay for Life and Phi Mu. I have also been an active member of Student United Way, a student volunteer organization. I am also involved in an off-campus organization called Athletes Serving Athletes, an organization that helps those that are mobility impaired to complete and compete in competitive races from 5K's to iron-mans! Their motto is "Together We Finish."
I am also highly involved in the Department of Health and Sports Sciences. My Thesis Mentor, Dr. Brent Fedorko, is the Chair of the Department, and I have been asked to be a speaker and represent the department on Scholar’s Days, as well as talk to potential students as campus open houses.
I know it’s difficult getting involved, especially with being the only person from your high school or area to come to Salisbury, so please feel free to contact me with any questions about becoming involved on campus, or general college life questions!
Hello! My name is Charleen Fischer and I am currently a senior here at Salisbury University. I am pursuing a dual degree in Accounting and Information Systems. My goal is to become a CPA and work for an accounting firm in the city. I am very excited to be an Honors College Ambassador for the Perdue School of Business because I absolutely love it! Each faculty member is very helpful, there are a multitude of opportunities, and there is so much potential for success.
Two big opportunities I’ve had included two winter study abroad trips. In January 2017, I had the chance to study Entrepreneurship in Costa Rica for two weeks. We spoke to different companies and organizations throughout Costa Rica about trade, commerce, and building our own businesses. We also went on different excursions such as hiking and zip-lining. We then took what we learned on the trip and implemented it into our own business plans. For my creative project, I took my business plan and competed in the annual Entrepreneurship Competition here at SU. This past winter (2018), I traveled to France to study International Accounting. In France we stayed in Vichy and also spent the weekends in Paris. We talked about different topics such as transfer pricing, taxation, and the differences between GAAP and IFRS. On the trip we also went on a multitude of excursions such as a trip to a winery, a castle, and the Louvre. I love to travel and try new things and I definitely recommend studying abroad if you have the opportunity.
On campus, I am involved in Phi Beta Lambda, Beta Alpha Psi, Saferide, and Girls on Top of the World. This upcoming semester I will be the President of Phi Beta Lambda as well as the Internal Vice-President for Beta Alpha Psi. I am also a member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma and Beta Gamma Sigma. This summer I am interning in the accounting department at Perdue Farms, and I can’t wait to see what I have the opportunity to learn. When I'm not studying, I love to spend time with friends, participate in community service, drink coffee, and watch movies! Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
Hello! I am a senior from Raleigh, North Carolina working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Spanish.
The Honors College was one of the biggest factors that drew me to Salisbury University as an out-of-state-student. My freshman year I enjoyed being a part of the Psychology-themed Honors LLC in Manokin. I am currently conducting my capstone Honors Creative Project. In a 2nd grade classroom at Beaver Run Elementary school, I am helping the children create visual arts pieces to exchange with a class in a Spanish-speaking country to help them learn about another culture through the lens of their own experiences. I am excited to be an Honors College Ambassador, representing the Seidel School of Education & Professional Studies in my final year at Salisbury.
Outside of the Honors College, I work at the Center for International Education with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services. I am the Buddy Program Coordinator, where I pair up international and domestic students with the goal of fostering intercultural exchange and friendship. I also help organize events throughout the semester for international students, including visits to nearby cities like Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. I am also a part of the Salisbury University Dance Company. I have choreographed a piece for the past two fall semesters, and served on the Social Committee for three years. I have previously worked as a Campus Host for University Admissions.
In terms of community involvement, I currently volunteer at the Wicomico County Public Library with Project READ. For the past two years, I have met weekly with an adult learner as a Literacy Coach, helping him to become fluent in the basic skills associated with reading and writing. Previously in my time at Salisbury, I have served at the HALO shelter, the STARS/MAST after-school program at Pinehurst Elementary, at Catholic Charities’ Seton Center, at God’s Kitchen and with Junior Achievement. I also work as a permanent Nursery Worker at Providence Presbyterian Church, a paid position where I work with parent volunteers to ensure that children ages birth-3 have appropriate childcare during Sunday morning services. I volunteer at the church I attend, The Restoration Project (TRP), teaching children’s church every few months.
Within the Education Department, I have taken every opportunity to further my development as a teacher candidate. This semester, I am working as a children’s reading tutor at the May Literacy Center. Last spring, I attended the professional development Arts in Motion (AIM) / Eastern Shore Writing (ESWP) Project 2018 Conference “Cultivating a Quiet Mind through the Arts and Writing” coordinated by Dr. Brandy Terrill and the Children’s Literature Festival run by Dr. Patricia Dean. I am an active member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education, and had the chance to teach an interactive math lesson to 3rd graders from Pocomoke Elementary on our biggest event of the year, Pocomoke Day, last May. I have been placed in Somerset County at Princess Anne Elementary and Greenwood Elementary, and in Wicomico County at Beaver Run. I will be taking the Praxis II certification exams this upcoming winter for early childhood education and Spanish K-12 education, with the goal of working in a bilingual immersion school.
In terms of Spanish, I have completed the courses for my minor and have frequently attended the department events such as Conversation Nights, film screenings, and potlucks. Winter 2017 I studied and lived in Cuenca, Ecuador for a month, which is what sparked my interest in the international community. I have capitalized on my Spanish language skills by coordinating the visit of Delmar Middle School’s Latino Book Club to SU last April, giving them a bilingual tour of campus. I have also reached out to Spanish-speaking ELL students at my placement schools, using my bilingualism to increase the students’ and families’ access to learning and information.
The Honors College helped me to get involved on campus and in the community early in my college career, and continues to help me make my dreams a reality. If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to reach out! I’m here to help!
I am a senior Biology major, with a Chemistry minor, originally from Chestertown, MD. Through the mentorship of the Honors College, my department, and other organizations I have joined, I have been inspired to make the most of my time here at Salisbury.
Most recently, I seized the opportunity to study abroad in Summer 2018 as a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar. This fellowship helped fund me to take the Bioscience for Global Health course at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, through International Studies Abroad (ISA). While in Scotland for four weeks, I took a class that each week focused on a different area of disease. Between my studies during the week, I spent my weekends exploring the rich Scottish culture and history, visiting landmarks all over the country! I also met students not just from all over the US but from the world!
My Honors involvement includes being an active writer for the Honors College magazine, The Saunterer. For 2017-18 I was the chief editor of the magazine. Also, I have held executive board positions within the Honors Student Association, including as secretary last year. HSA’s commitment to the community has increased greatly over the last few years, culminating this past year in the largest event we have ever hosted: the Salisbury Easter Egg Hunt! One of the things I love most about the Honors College has been the drive to get involved with the local community starting from freshman year in our Honors 111 seminars!
Within the Department of Biological Sciences, I am heavily involved with the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, this year as co-president. We volunteer and organize multiple STEM outreach events for local elementary and middle schoolers through the public schools and library, and even invite groups of students to campus to explore the university and learn some molecular biology in exciting ways.
Additionally, I conduct research with Dr. Jennifer Nyland, growing and maintaining immune cell cultures. For my Honors Thesis, I am treating human T lymphocytes with low doses of arsenic to model the effects of this toxicant on the immune system at concentrations that are found naturally in the environment.
Another leadership role has been as a founding member of Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society, a disability honor society. We created a student mentorship program with the assistance of the Disability Resource Center, where our members mentor other students with disabilities through balancing health and daily student life.
Finally, besides being a student worker and chief editor for the Honors College’s magazine, I have held some other jobs. Currently, I am a lab assistant for the BIOL 210 lab classes, preparing materials and solutions for activities each week in this introductory course. I also tutor in the Center for Student Achievement (CSA) for biology and chemistry, specifically organic chemistry. In 2016, I was a supplemental instructor through the CSA for Philosophy 103: Critical Thinking.
After graduation, I want to channel all the valuable skills and experiences in leadership, community engagement, academics, and professional development opportunities like the Gilman into genetic counseling. I hope to work one-on-one with patients and their families as they navigate difficult diagnoses of genetic diseases.
If you have any questions about the Honors College, Honors Student Association, STEM studies, biological research, healthcare career options, on-campus jobs, and more, feel free to contact me! I love working with current and prospective Honors students and am more than happy to answer any questions.
Hi! I am a senior from Annapolis Maryland studying Elementary Education. My plan is to continue onto my masters before leading a classroom of my own! I transferred to Salisbury University after my freshman year and joined my two siblings in the SU Honors College. The Honors College has provided me with many opportunities over the past few years, and is the main reason my transfer to SU was a success.
I have taken multiple honors courses that were both enjoyable and challenging. One of the best courses was the Honors Sophomore LLC. This is a pair of courses focused on leadership and mentorship that sophomore honors students have the ability to participate in. I learned valuable life skills, and met important community leaders throughout the two courses.
This year I will also be completing my Honors Independent Study Project. I will be writing inclusive lesson plans for the elementary science classroom that align with the Maryland State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. I look forward to implementing these lessons into my elementary classroom towards the end of the project.
Outside of the Honors College I am the president of Student United Way- a volunteer club on campus. I am also the community engagement chair for Kappa Delta Pi- the education honors society. Additionally, I am the student Vice President of Salisbury University’s National Honor Society- Phi Kappa Phi. I enjoy volunteering in the local community, and look forward to continue making connections throughout Salisbury during my senior year. I would love to discuss new opportunities for your involvement with these wonderful organizations.
On campus I worked as a tutor for the Praxis exam in the Center for Student Achievement (CSA). I have also completed three internships through the education program in the first and third grades at local elementary schools. I look forward to completing my final placements in the first and fifth grade in Wicomico and Worcester County this school year.
During summer and winter breaks I have completed additional internships in a variety of grades (ranging from 1st- 4th). I have also completed internships in special education classrooms at the elementary and high school level. These numerous internships have provided me with the opportunities to make connections in four different counties, within multiple schools, and in different education settings. I have also had the privilege of teaching preschool (ages 2-5) during my college career, which provided me with additional experience in the classroom setting.
I look forward to experiencing another year as an Honors College Ambassador, and continuing my growth as a teacher and learner during my senior year at Salisbury University. Thanks to the Honors College I have experienced many remarkable opportunities, and made many valuable connections with individuals within the university and the local community. I highly encourage you to take advantage of the events and resources the Honors College has to offer, as well as the great education available for you at Salisbury University. If I can be of any assistance, answer any questions, or just be a friendly face- please reach out to me because I would love to share my positive experiences here at SU with you!
My name is William McCarthy and I am a Senior in the Bellavance Honors Program. I am from Towson, Maryland and I am currently earning a dual degree in Psychology and Philosophy with a minor in Cognitive Science. After graduation, I plan on pursuing a doctorate in cognitive science.
In my freshman year I enjoyed living in the Manokin psychology LLC, and I worked as a Resident Assistant in my sophomore and junior years.
I am currently completing my Honors Thesis with Dr. Larence Becker, and we are conducting psychological research in pattern recognition and learning methods.
I have previously worked on neuropsychology research with Dr. Echo Leaver, and we investigated the role of music in reducing stress. I have also worked on statistics research with Dr. Jim Buss, where we examined predictors of Honors success for incoming college freshmen.
I am a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s most selective Honors Society, as well as both the Psychology and Philosophy Honors Societies.
I spent last summer in San Francisco managing a linguistic program for international high school students, and I have coordinated these programs across Los Angeles, New York City, and Miami.
I decided to attend Salisbury University after I visited the Bellavance Honors College, and it has provided me with unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth. If you too are considering a superior Honors experience or if you have any questions about our program, please reach out!
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Hey guys! My name is Madi, and I am a Marketing and Management double major in the Perdue School of Business. I am a senior, but will be graduating a semester early in December of 2018. I love the eastern shore and being close to the beach here at SU, but my hometown is St. Leonard, MD (Calvert County). Here on campus, I am very active in the business school and can probably answer most of the questions you may have! I have competed in the entrepreneurship competition, finished two ABLE internships, and have even studied abroad in Costa Rica with fellow business students. I completed an honors creative project instead of a thesis; my project revolved around creating a business plan for a brand new company and presenting my plan at the university’s entrepreneurship competition. I am a former Salisbury Rugger, and member of Girls on Top of the World. I am also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a nationally recognized business society for academic excellence. I have completed internships for Nationwide Insurance, Chaney Enterprises, D.R. Horton, and Long and Foster. My true passion is in the real estate and home building industry, so that is the market I plan to enter directly after graduation. If you are looking for information regarding honors LLC’s, I participated in the communications living learning community my freshman year, and lived in Manokin Residence Hall. If you have any questions regarding the Honors College, Perdue School of Business, campus life, or any other concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
Hi everyone! I am currently a senior from Severna Park, MD. I’m majoring in Nursing and also have a Psychology minor.
I’m a very involved student on campus and I encourage any new student to do the same. Currently, I’m working at the Lucy Tull Research Skills Lab where I’m teaching other nursing students how to perform nursing skills such as inserting IVs and administering injections. I also work at the Salisbury University Information Desk in the GSU and have worked there since I was a sophomore. I’m involved in several clubs on campus including the Untouchables Dance team, where I have choreographed dances for the team and also help to teach Ballet to a neighboring elementary school once a week. I’m also a member of the Kickboxing club and the Student Nurses Association, where I serve as the Breakthrough to Nursing chair. I strongly recommend to anyone who is new to campus to get involved in clubs because this is where I found so many of my closest friends here.
In regards to the Honors College, I cannot imagine my college experience without it. It has helped me to gain so many new friends and opportunities. I lived in the freshman and sophomore Honors LLCs and got the opportunity to meet local leaders, improve upon my resume, and connect with the faculty in ways that I wouldn’t have been able to without that opportunity. Through the Honors College, I have had the opportunity to travel to D.C and New York for free, participate in a mentorship program for freshmen, and further develop myself personally and professionally.
This past winter I studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa with other SU nursing students. This is a very competitive study abroad and I truly believe that being in the Honors College put me above other applicants. During this trip I got the opportunity to live in the homes of residents of Cape Town, visit several hospitals in the area, perform service projects to benefit the people, and visit many of the beautiful sites. After returning, I worked closely with one of the professors who organized the trip to complete my Honors Project based on the burnout rates and need of nurses in South Africa.
This summer I had the amazing opportunity of being a Student Extern in the Emergency Department of Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Through this externship, I was paired with a nurse and worked full-time nurse hours while shadowing and assisting. I learned so much with this experience and it has given me a great advantage when applying to jobs when I graduate. After graduation, I plan on working for a couple years and returning to school to obtain a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
I hope each of you have as wonderful of an experience as I have had at Salisbury so far. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to have a familiar face on campus!
Hi there! My name is Kateria Rodriguez--Kat, for short--and I am a junior here at Salisbury University. I study History with a Far East focus and I minor in English.
I began my journey at Salisbury University as a transfer student in the fall of 2017 from Chesapeake College. Being accepted into the Honors College prior to attending, some of the first people I met on campus were the Honors College students. They introduced me to the unique and innovative environment of Salisbury University, and taught me about the countless academic opportunities I would have now that I was here. From one of the College’s own Student Ambassadors, I learned about fellowships that would allow me to study abroad and how to best prepare for graduate school and research. Because of the knowledge I gained from these mentors and ambassadors, I discovered the opportunity to apply to national research conference--which I was able to attend in April 2018 in Oklahoma City. With my love for history, I have even had the opportunity to attend SU’s own undergraduate research conference. I have plans to attend a few more in the next year with my honors thesis, which will focus on literature and soft power in the Far East nations.
Alongside being an Ambassador, I participate in the Honors Student Association, Women in Leadership, SOAP, the Scarab literary magazine, and Asian & Pacific Islander Club as the Historian. Some of my hobbies include reading, writing poetry, kickboxing and working out, and photography. In my free time, I enjoy tutoring people in history and going to the Humane
Society to play with the animals and walk a dog or two. On weekdays, you can usually find me in the library working on papers, or at local coffee shops trying new drinks. If you ever need anything, don’t be afraid to drop by and ask me questions; I’m always happy to help.
Hi, my name is Abiodun Adeoye and I am a sophomore here at Salisbury University. I major in History and Political Science, and I minor in European Studies. At SU, I am involved with the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE), the office with which I organized and implemented two events/talks in November 2017 and April, 2018. The November event was titled “Charlottesville: How did we get here? Where do we go from here?” and the April event was titled “Monuments and Memory.” Through my events this school year, I am one of three undergraduate awardees for the 2018 President’s Diversity Award. I am also in the Presidential Citizen Scholar program which is sponsored by PACE. You can read more about my Diversity award.
On campus, I hold three jobs at the Office of the President and Provost, the Edward H. Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, and the Nationally Competitive Fellowships Office. I am also the President of the Salisbury University Historical Society, and I am involved in other clubs and organizations such as the Philosophical Society, NAACP, and the Black Student Union. I balance my jobs and organizations with five classes and several other upcoming projects that I am planning for the upcoming school year.
This Spring 2018 semester, I worked with Dr. Aston Gonzalez on a research project titled “African American History on the Eastern Shore of Maryland after the Civil War,” which I presented at the Salisbury University Student Research Conference on April 27, 2018. This summer, I will be interning at the Maryland Governor’s Office of Federal Relations in Washington, D.C., where I will be tracking the Governor’s federal priorities, monitoring federal legislation affecting Maryland, assisting with outreach to the Maryland congressional delegation, and attending congressional hearings and briefings.
Aside from being active in multiple departments, I am also a huge fanatic of English history, especially medieval English history which I study like the back of my hand. In fact, I own over $2,000 worth of books about English history. This fall 2018-spring 2019 school year, I will be starting my Honors Thesis, which will focus on the history of Africans in Tudor England, 1485-1603. As it is an area of history that is lesser known, studied/emphasized, I hope it is worthy enough for publication sometime in the future.
I am very active in my four departments; the History department, Political Science Department, PACE, and the Honors College, which has been instrumental in my success here at Salisbury University. I would love to share my enthusiasm for activism with you! If you have any questions, please reach out to me at any time of any day at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone, my name is Jeremie Barbosa, but you can call me Jamie! I am a Junior Honors student with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Computer Science. I work as a Resident Assistant in the freshman honors residence hall, Manokin Hall, and am in charge of one of the freshman Honors LLC’s. I also went through the Sophomore Honors LLC to learn on how to become a better mentor and leader in the community.
The clubs and organizations around campus that I am grateful to be president of the Asian and Pacific Islander Club, the Honors Student Association SGA Representative, Ro Alpha Sigma’s Historian and Secretary. I am also an active member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Student United Way. When I am not in class, on duty, or at club meetings, I do research with Dr. Nyland on the immunotoxic effects of arsenic exposure on macrophages through epigenetic mechanisms as my Honors Creative Project/ Research. Because of my research, I attended multiple conferences, such as National Regional Honors Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. I also went to San Diego, CA for a week to present my research at the Experimental Biology Conference. These conferences were supported by the Honors College.
The place that I call home now Glen Burnie, MD, but I graduated from a high school in Illinois so I know what it is like to be in an unfamiliar place for a brand new adventure! In the future, I hope to continue doing research in epigenetics and biotechnology in order to help create a positive impact for many more people that are suffering due to an ailment or disease.
If you have any questions on anything and everything, please contact me! I would love to talk with you and connect you to this beautiful campus that I call home away from home!
Currently, I am a junior working towards a dual degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. As a student in the Honors College and the Henson School of Science and Technology, I have been exposed to many rewarding experiences and research opportunities.
My freshman year, I completed research in the feasibility of human-level artificial intelligence for my Honors 111 course. As a result of this work, the honors college sponsored me to present at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Pittsburgh. This opportunity opened my eyes to the benefits of undergraduate research and encouraged me to seek out such opportunities. During my sophomore year I competed in the international Mathematics Contest in Modeling for which my work received honorable mention. I was able to expand on this research to present at Salisbury’s own student research conference. Now, over the course of my junior year, I will continue my research as I work with Dr. Anderson and Dr. Cone to explore artificial intelligence and various machine learning algorithms.
On campus, I have worked for the Center for Student Achievement as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader for sections of Calculus II offered at Salisbury. Additionally, I am the President of Salisbury’s chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international society for computing and information disciplines, and a member of Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society. As the President of UPE, I work to plan a variety of educational and professional events for our members. I am currently working to organize trips to tour graduate schools and learn more about computer science graduate programs at other universities. This year, I also aim to register Salisbury’s UPE membership and computer science students for various hackathons and coding competitions at other universities.
Additionally, I work for NASA as a Software Engineer intern at Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). I began working with a team of software engineers at WFF this past summer where I had the opportunity to collaborate with engineering teams responsible for the computer systems that acquire and display radar and telemetry data for Range Control Center users. This experience was highly rewarding, and it ultimately resulted in an offer to return to work as an intern part time during the school year. In this position, I apply the culmination of my previous research projects and educational experiences in computer science as I work to develop a graphics system that will allow those in the Range Control Center to view the position, trajectories, and statistics of various rockets launched from NASA’s WFF.
I have been able to balance working on campus, interning for NASA, being a leader in honor societies, and participating in undergraduate research with my coursework for both majors thanks to the support provided by the Honors College and academic resources available at Salisbury University. I would love to share more of my experiences with you and I am available to answer any questions you may have about Honors, the Henson School, internships, research, working on campus, honors LLCs, or anything else that comes to mind!
My name is Natalia Graf and I am a Junior Accounting and Information Systems double major in the Perdue Professional Program. Although I am debating different career options in which to utilize my degree, including working for a firm, small business, or an auditing company, I have experience working for the government and Morgan Stanley. Two summers ago, I interned in the Federal Maritime Commission's Office of the Inspector General, and during my time there I learned a lot about what a government position entails. Last summer, I interned at Morgan Stanley’s Baltimore Finance Division on their institutional equities team and got a corporate perspective on accounting and finance. Here at Salisbury, I am a Perdue Scholar, the 2017 recipient of the Whall Award for Writing Excellence, a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honors societies, and a contributor for The Saunterer. In 2017, I presented at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference. I also received a Cultural Laureate certification for two semesters, and enjoy participating in local community service. If you have any questions or a need for any advice, please feel free to email me.
Hi! My name is Nicole Hammond and I am a junior, Honors College Ambassador. I am double majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies and I’m originally from Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland.
The Honors College provides amazing opportunities that I have had to the chance to partake in. During my freshman year, I participated in the science LLC and at the end presented my research at NRHC (National Regional Honors Conference) on coral reef management. Along with NRHC, I also have presented at SUSRC (Salisbury University Student Research Conference) several times and at local conferences. Honors promotes research early on and provides you those resources, so I have been involved with scientific research in the Biology department since my freshman year. During that year, I worked in Dr. Geleta and Dr. Briand's lab to study the quality of our campus soil to propose management practices. Currently, I work in Dr. Bradley's lab where we are working on several different projects; looking at the diet of invasive blue catfish and we are studying the ecosystem of dammed and undammed freshwater systems within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This past summer, I participated in the Henson Summer Research program where we further collected data for the summer season.
Along with research, I am also involved with several groups on campus and hold an on-campus job. I am currently a leader of ESA (Environmental Student Association) and we do a variety of projects with local environmental nonprofits and schools. During my freshman year I interned with a grassroots climate advocacy nonprofit, called Citizens' Climate Lobby and currently serve as a campus leader and MD01 group leader. Also, I serve as a student representative on the Salisbury University Green Fund Board, which provides funding to students for sustainability projects on campus. Currently, I work as a microbiology lab assistant and will be studying abroad in Honduras this winter and taking a coral reef biology class!
If you have any questions about internships, research or just about college in general and how Honors can help you achieve all that and beyond, don't hesitate to reach out to me.
Currently, I am a Junior in the Nursing program. I am from Howard County, Maryland, which is about an hour over the Bay Bridge. I absolutely love healthcare, learning about the human body, and most other sciences. The Winter of 2017 I went abroad to Ecuador with the Salisbury Nursing Program's annual trip, and I recently presented my Honors Creative Project, mentored by Dr. Voncelia Brown, about the trip. It was a wonderful experience, and I learned about the healthcare needs found in Southern American countries. Spring of 2017, as a freshman, I presented research at a conference in Pittsburgh about federal programs available to individuals with schizophrenia. Additionally, I was a Supplementary Instruction Leader for Anatomy and Physiology II, providing additional time for students to develop study skills and focus on pertinent information for a difficult class. I currently am employed on campus in the office of SU’s President. This past year I was inducted in the National Honors Society Phi Kappa Phi, and was also a part of the Honors Sophomore LLC. I would love to answer any questions about undergraduate research, working on campus, becoming involved on campus, or participating in these activities while being a Nursing student.
Hello! I was raised in Paoli, Pennsylvania and, currently, I am in my junior year at Salisbury University. I plan to graduate in the spring of 2020 with a dual degree in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution and International Studies.
During the months of March thru August, I was employed as a full-time intern at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, France. I worked in the Social Human Sciences sector under the youth division. My work was focused on youth oriented programs geared towards preventing violent extremism. Besides the professional development, the fellowship widened my perspective on the world through the inherently diverse workplace, which provided me with glimpses into the intricacies of various cultures.
During the semester preceding my fellowship abroad, I was inducted into the freshman honors society, Phi Eta Sigma. In addition, I was a student in the inaugural non-profit management course at Salisbury University. The course was facilitated by a Non-Profit Leadership Alliance (NLA) certified instructor and followed the NLA curriculum, which prepared students for leadership in the non-profit sector.
Outside of academics, I have played lacrosse on the club team and participated in the Perdue School of Business Business-plan competition. Following the business-plan completion, I raised $1000 and donated it to the local non-profit: Off Street Sports Performance. I plan on continuing my work with them throughout my time at Salisbury University.
My involvement with the Honors College, so far, has been quite limited. However, the honors college has continuously provided me with amazing extracurricular and academic opportunities that have aided in my personal, academic, and professional development. At the core of the Honors College is the staff. Their expertise and generous demeanor enriches the Honors College ecosystem, which is comprised of the Honors College students and staff, Salisbury University staff, Salisbury alumni, the surrounding community, and experts within their professional fields.
Going forward, I plan to do my best to support more positive growth within the Honors College ecosystem.
Hi everyone! I am a junior from Davidsonville, Maryland in Anne Arundel County. I am working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science Allied Health with a chemistry minor.
I have lived in two Living Learning Communities (LLC) through the Honors College: the freshman science LLC, and the sophomore year mentorship and leadership LLC. Through the Honors College I have also had the opportunity to present research at the Northeastern Regional Honors Conference in Providence, Rhode Island in April 2018. I also studied abroad in Belize in January 2018, as an honors credit focused on global community health. Where we went into a local classroom and taught elementary students about emotional, environmental, and physical health.
Outside of the Honors College, I am involved in a variety of clubs and internships. I previously served as the Recruitment Coordinator and currently serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for Student United Way, which is a club focused on community engagement and volunteerism. I also have been a member of Best Buddies, a club that promotes friendships and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Medical Careers Society. I have done many internships in different areas of the healthcare field adding up to a total of 950 patient contact hours, 400 non-patient contact hours, and over 75 hours shadowing physician assistants. I did a year-long internship at an occupational therapy clinic at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as a year-long internship in a medical simulation lab (SAIL) at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, and a semester-long physical therapy internship at Atlantic Physical Therapy and Rehab in Salisbury, Maryland. I have also done two years of surgical research at Anne Arundel Medical Center, which included writing two full manuscripts and presenting at two in-house Surgical Research Conferences for the hospital administration and surgical staff. I have shadowed physician assistants at Mercy Medical Center and Anne Arundel Medical Center in a variety of specialties, including surgical oncology, bariatrics, and general surgery.
I am also actively involved in the Exercise Science Department. I have been participating in undergraduate research since my first semester at Salisbury University. I am a research assistant in the Laboratory for Human Performance with my mentor Dr. Scott Mazzetti, the Exercise Science Program Director, where we focus on research related to energy expenditure. Through my research, I have been able to attend the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), as well as the National Conference for ACSM. I am currently the Exercise Science tutor in the Center for Student Achievement, as well as an executive team member for Exercise Science Club.
I have been given some amazing opportunities through the Honors College and would love to share more with you! Please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions you may have!
Hi, my name is Amar Naboulsi. I'm currently a junior studying Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology in the hopes of becoming an occupational therapist. I grew up by the shore in Marlboro, New Jersey so I love to go to the beach. Freshman year I lived in Manokin Hall and was in the Honors LLC. I had the amazing opportunity Spring of 2017 to present my research at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference. At Salisbury, I work in the Honors House as a student worker where I help edit The Saunterer and the Honors College social media pages. I also work as an Orientation Leader in the summer before classes begin.
I am also a part of the Laboratory for Human Performance on campus where I do research alongside my peers and Dr. Mazzetti. I am currently piloting a study with a fellow ambassador and am very excited about it. I am also in the Honors Student Association, the women's club soccer team, and Girls on Top of the World. On my breaks, I try to shadow at Occupational therapists as much as I can and have had the privilege of shadowing at two hospitals, a hand therapy clinic, and a pediatric practice. Outside of class and work, you can find me with my friends, reading, or going to the beach. Please contact me if you have any questions about the Honors College, classes, or Salisbury in general!
My name is Abby Snow. I am a junior double majoring in International Business and Corporate Finance and minoring in Spanish and Accounting. I am from Columbia Maryland, and love to travel, especially to countries outside of the United States. I studied abroad in Málaga, Spain in the Spring 2018 semester. In my free time I love to do creative writing and just published my first Fantasy novel. On campus, I am a Student Business Leader for the Perdue School of Business, a tutor for business courses, and a member of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP). I volunteer at various organizations and events both on and off campus. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to reach out to me!
Hello! I am a junior Nursing major here at Salisbury University! I am an out-of-state student from Long Island, New York.
Freshman year I lived in the Honors Living Learning Community in Manokin, and had the opportunity to present research from my first honors class! I went to the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference and received the award of Best Poster Presenter. My research is entitled, “Maternal Diet and Fetal Development: Risks Posed by the Diet Accessible to Low Socioeconomic Groups in America”.
Currently at Salisbury University I work as an Orientation Leader. I am also involved in various organizations on campus including: Student Nursing Association, Honors Student Association, and Greek Life as a member of Alpha Sigma Tau. I am excited to say I have accepted the position of Junior Representative in the Student Nurses Association executive board for the ’18-’19 academic year. I am very passionate about these various organizations and would love to help anyone get involved in them!
Another one of my passions outside of academics is working with individuals who have special needs. Over the summers, I work as a special needs counselor for those who have many different developmental disabilities, this is something that I hope to continue in the future with nursing. In the future, I also plan to study abroad in one of the Nursing sponsored 3 week programs. Through this study abroad I plan to develop my Honors creative project. Outside of school and work you will likely find me singing, hanging out with friends, reading, or going to the beach!
Please contact me if you have any questions about the Honors College or Salisbury University in general. Applying for the Honors College was the best decision I made in my college career. I have been given so many opportunities and unique experiences thanks to the SU Honors College. Feel free to reach out to me by email, I would love to help!
Hi! My name is Anna and I’m a junior from Anne Arundel County Maryland. I am a Marketing major with minors in Professional Sales, Political Science, and Spanish.
I first got involved with the Honors College when I joined the Freshman Honors LLC, where I was able to meet so many unique individuals with different research interests. I had the opportunity to research heroin legislation in Maryland during my freshman year through Honors and had the opportunity to present that research at the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference 2017 in Pittsburgh as well as the 2017 Salisbury Undergraduate Research Conference. This will be my second year serving as an Honors College Ambassador and am excited for what this year has in store.
I am also politically active in and around the campus community. I have had the opportunity to volunteer and intern with various campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels, primarily in Anne Arundel and Wicomico counties. I served as the President of SU’s chapter of College Republicans for the 2017-2018 year. Under my leadership, we boosted active membership, introduced a monthly speaker series, increased turnout at state and national level conferences and conventions, and ramped up fundraising efforts. I am also very active with the Maryland Federation of College Republicans, which is the overarching body for the state’s chapters, where I have served as Deputy Secretary and Secretary. I was responsible for coordinating monthly social media strategy and engaging with members from across the state. I was recently elected Vice Chair of the MDFCR where I will be pushing grassroots campaign mobilization and expanding chapter networks in anticipation for the 2018 election cycle.
One initiative that I am currently working on with other College Republicans from both SU and the University of Maryland is advocating for the Maryland Public Service Commission to support a proceeding on the electrical grid’s upgrade, PC44. I am advocating for this because the modernization of the electrical grid will support clean energy infrastructure, strengthen our national security, and increase jobs within the state of Maryland. Below you can find the articles I am featured in which discuss this proceeding further.
I am also a member of Phi Mu, one of the sororities here on campus, and had the opportunity to serve as Membership Chair for the Spring 2018 semester. During the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to study abroad through SU in Spain with the Modern Foreign Languages Department. We spent two weeks in Malaga and two weeks in Seville studying the art and literature of Spain. In addition to all of my other activities, I am a member of a bunch of honor societies, including Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma. I also work in the Alumni House and as a University Host for Admissions, where I have the chance to meet and network with prospective students and alumni.
Hello! My name is Gabi Voithofer and I am in my third year at Salisbury University. I am currently pursuing dual degrees in Biology (B.S.) and in Economics (B.A.), and a minor in Chemistry with a concentration in pre-medical sciences.
Within the Honors College, I had the opportunity to live in both the Freshman and Sophomore Living Learning Communities on campus. In my freshman year in 2017, I presented research on the U.S. organ donor system at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in 2017. My compilation essay about the U.S. organ donor system was selected as a Finalist for the Honors Whall Award for Writing Excellence within SU's Honors College in that same year. I am currently collecting data under the guidance of my undergraduate research mentor, Dr. Jessica Clark, with hopes of including said information in my Honors Thesis in the future.
Being a part of SU's Honors College motivated me to pursue a study abroad to broaden my personal worldview. Over the winter term in 2018, I spent a couple weeks within Belize City, Belize in Central America in primary school classrooms teaching children about the importance of personal hygiene and mental health.
Outside of the scope of S.U.'s Honors College, I serve on the executive board of several different clubs and organizations on campus. I am the President of Salisbury University's Quidditch Team, in which I help run practices and contact teams at other universities across the eastern seaboard to organize sporting tournaments. I am also the Treasurer and Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator for Salisbury University's undergraduate chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). I previously served as the Social Media Coordinator for SU’s Medical Careers Society. In the past year, I had the privilege of having an article I wrote about the volunteer outreach events that SU's ASBMB organizes published in both ASBMB Today (2018) and The Substrate (2017).
Out in the community, I am a volunteer at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. I previously served as a volunteer in the Intensive Care Center (ICC), and now I work in the Emergency Department (ED). I also participate in a variety of community events through SU's United Way student chapter. Some of the activities that I have had the pleasure of participating in include: Habitat for Humanity, Halloween 5k Dash fundraiser, I Love Salisbury, and SU's Relay for Life. I also participate/organize educational scientific outreach events through SU’s ASBMB chapter that focus on encouraging elementary and middle school aged students interest in science.
In the summer of 2017 I was awarded a student internship at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital; I worked as an assistant to Michelle Forrest-Smith PharmD, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) inpatient pharmacy. In the summer of 2018 I received one of the Guerrieri Undergraduate Research Summer Program grant for the summer of 2018 to allow for the continuation of my work in Dr. Clark's lab.
Within the Department of Biological Sciences, I am a Salisbury University STEM Scholarship recipient. I have been involved in undergraduate research since my freshman year at SU. I began as a volunteer in Dr. Eugene Williams research lab under the guidance of master's candidate, William Gough, collecting data about the acclimatization and adaptation of Icelandic fish species and how cell membranes contribute to overall cell function during adaption. I am currently conducting undergraduate research under the guidance of Dr. Jessica Clark in her neuroscience lab; I am collecting data on the effect of induced hyperglycemia on specific cell types within the peripheral nerves of the animal model Danio rerio, better known as the zebrafish. I have received a Henson Student Research Grant for work in in the Clark lab in 2018. I also work as a student worker within the department, setting up materials for BIOL 350 (Cell Biology) labs.
Hi, my name is Rachel Clausen and I am a sophomore from Natick, Massachusetts. I am currently majoring in Environmental Studies and Political Science and have a minor in Biology. After college I hope to work in some field relating to environmental policy. Currently I'm planning on attending law school and doing something within the general field of environmental law, but I am also very interested in sustainable development. This past summer I interned in a law firm dealing with environmental health and safety compliance law, primarily with multinational companies. It was a great experience and I got a chance to see what other countries environmental laws looked like compared to ours and how global companies balance the differing requirements between nations.
On campus, I am involved with the Honors Student Association (HSA), I am on the Relay for Life Committee, and also a University Host. My freshman year I lived in the Honors LLC and had the best time and met some of my closest friends. In fact, the roommates/suitemates that I had freshman year are still my roommates today! Through the LLC, I had the opportunity to present research at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference last year. The conference was held in Providence, Rhode Island and I got to attend with a lot of my fellow honors students and listen to a lot of interesting talks. If you have any questions about Salisbury University, being from out-of-state, or just life in general please contact me, I would love to talk to you!
Hi everyone! I am a sophomore from Baltimore County, Maryland working to earn a dual degree in Political Science and Communication Arts with a Spanish minor. My involvement within the Honors College includes submitting media related work to Salisbury University’s Honors Newsletter, The Saunterer. This past year I have presented research that I have completed under Professor Stacia Kock within the honors course, Critical Thinking & Writing.
Outside of the Honors College I work as a university host within the admissions department. I am also a part of the Student Government Association’s executive board as the Director of Campus Enhancement. With this position I hope to learn from students’ opinions and advocate for them to administration and faculty to advance our campus and community. Previously, I have served under the Diversity and Inclusion Committee as an SGA senator. Additionally, I am also the National Communications Coordinator for the Residence Hall Association of Salisbury University which serves as the liaison between our campus and the national organization we follow. Other involvement in student organizations include being a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, the Student Organization for Activity Planning, Cru, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Younglife.
I look to further my experience within the Honors College, Political Science, and Communication Arts Departments within the coming years by planning and attending events, presenting at conferences, and much more. I am excited to share my great leadership experiences that I have encountered here at Salisbury University and the Honors College and hope that I can help you by answering any questions that you may have. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime if you have any questions at all.
Hi, I’m Natalie, a sophomore here at Salisbury! I am a pre-nursing major and am very excited to apply to the program this upcoming Spring semester. I was born and raised in Maryland and grew up in Prince George’s County. Freshman year I lived in the Honors LLC in Manokin Hall which made my transition to college very easy and has certainly impacted my overall experience at SU in the greatest way possible. When I am not in class you will usually find me in the Center for Student Achievement where I work as a Supplemental Instruction leader (SI) for Anatomy & Physiology I. This job requires me to plan 2 sessions a week for students enrolled in the historically difficult course to strengthen study skills and work with one another on lecture review materials that I have created. I am also a tour guide as well as an Orientation 102 leader. Aside from that, I am on the exec board for an all girl’s health and fitness club on campus called CHAARG. Thanks to the resources provided by the Honors College and the university in general, I have been able to take advantage of every opportunity presented to me and have been able to grow as a person, student, and leader. I was even fortunate enough to do a full 12-hour shadow day at Children’s National Hospital this past summer! I love talking about my experience at SU so feel free to reach out if you have questions about pre-nursing, the Honors College, or even just Salisbury in general. I’d love to help!
Hi! I am a sophomore from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pursuing a dual degree in Marketing and Environmental Studies with a minor in Spanish.
The Honors College has offered me a great deal of opportunities and resources beginning my freshman year. I was able to conduct research, with the help of my Honors professors, on paradoxical marketing strategies in the beauty industry. Through Honors and the Office of Undergraduate Research, I was able to travel and present my research at the Northeast Regional Honors College and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research last year. I am also a member of the sophomore Honors Living Learning Community.
In addition to being involved in the Honors College, I serve as a Perdue School Student Business Leader. In terms of clubs and organizations on campus, I am the President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Association, a new organization on campus which serves to foster professional development in the nonprofit field. This new organization is an extension of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program on campus, which I am additionally a member of. I also serve as the Vice President of Student United Way, a student led organization which creates volunteer and community engagement opportunities.
In continuing my passion for nonprofit work and leadership, last January, I began my internship with the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, where I serve as their Marketing and Communications Intern. After completing my internship at the end of the fall semester, I will be studying abroad in Costa Rica for the spring. I will be traveling to the School for Field Studies in Costa Rica to research and study Costa Rican biodiversity and conservationism in relationship to economic development.
The Honors College is a community that welcomed me with open arms as soon as I began my journey here at Salisbury. I hope to give back to this community in any way I can, so if you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I am always willing to meet up and chat as well.
Hello, I am a sophomore from Oakland, New Jersey pursuing a degree in Finance with a minor in Accounting.
My involvement here on campus stems primarily from my acceptance into the Honors College. I am a member of the Honors Student Association that cultivates an interactive and fun community amongst honors students. This past spring, we were tasked with organizing and effectuating the town’s annual Easter egg hunt. I am also fortunate to be a member of the new Honors Business Program implemented in the fall of 2017 which integrates courses from the Perdue School of Business into honors classes. Through my Honors 111 class, I was able to conduct research on successful implementation strategies for e-commerce with the help of my professor, Dr. Lauren Hill. My abstract was accepted and I presented my research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2018 in Oklahoma.
In tandem with my affiliation with the Honors College, I am a member of the production committee for Relay for Life here on campus. I am also a University Host working orientations, open houses, and tours throughout the year. Within the Perdue School of Business, I have participated in the Professional Development Series and am an active member of the Financial Management Association.
The Honors College has allowed me to reap previously unattainable benefits and enrich my education thus far. Salisbury University is a great place to pursue an education! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Hello all! I am a sophomore from Fruitland, MD, right outside of Salisbury! I am working on a major in business Management with a minor in Enterprise Information Systems.
My involvement within the Honors College includes being part of HSA, volunteering on the Easter Committee, and being part of the new business honors program. This year I am leading the business Honors Program. Through the Honors Program, I have presented at NRHC and SUSRC with the help of my wonderful honors professor and participate in the Entrepreneurship competition. My research included looking into finding regulations for social media use in employee screening, and I am hoping to continue with this theme to create my Honors Thesis my senior year.
Outside of the Honors College, I am a trip officer for the outdoors club, and I work at the book store on campus. I have always had a strong push to volunteer within my community and enjoy working with the community to spread Salisbury University’s name. I volunteer at the local humane society and Pinehurst Elementary School. I will be studying abroad in January 2019 to Costa Rica for a business integrated entrepreneur course.
My freshman year I lived in the Business/Entrepreneurship LLC in Manokin Hall and currently live in the Sophomore LLC. I am still trying to become more active within my major and continue to work along my professors to better understand and promote the Honors College in the Perdue School of Business. I am thankful for all of the opportunities the Honors College has already provided me during my freshman year and I can’t wait to see what it had in store for me in my future years. I would love to help anyone with advice and support at any time! Feel free to contact me with any questions at any time!