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Giving back to Ithaca College

By Chelsea Hartman, ’15

For most seniors, senior year is a time of enjoying their last semesters of the student activities they’ve been doing for years. For me, senior year meant joining new organizations. This year, I became a dean’s host who gives tours of the Roy H. Park School of Communications and a peer mentor who helps a group of freshman Parkies,...

Lessons from my communications education

By Kait Hulbert, ’15

Returning to my partner after handing out the last of our rented DSLRs I wondered—not for the first time—if this workshop was a good idea. I was leading a photography class for a group of developmentally disabled adults with a handful of other Park Scholars. The workshop was an expansion of a Media Club group service program I had...

Stepping beyond my comfort zone

By Kaley Belval, ’15

Since my junior year of high school, I’ve been particularly inspired by the life, work, and philosophy of Eleanor Roosevelt. For a project in my A.P. U.S. History course, I read a compilation of her newspaper columns by the name of My Day.

Although I have not gone through the book in years—carefully marked with post-it notes...

Finding a home in Ithaca after a year abroad

By Lauren Mazzo, ’15

I spent my freshman and sophomore years plotting ways to get off campus—not that Ithaca isn’t wonderful, but I knew I wanted to see more of the world while in college. I settled on New York City with the ICNYC Program for my junior fall semester, hoping to land a big-time magazine internship...

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