If you were a current Ithaca College student who wanted to know how the IC experience can positively impact your life, it’d be difficult to find a better person to listen to than Imogen Mills ’18, who served as an admissions ambassador in the School of Music while she was a student, and who never shied away from sharing her affinity for the college.
“I can talk endlessly about how much I love Ithaca, and I did, every day for four years,” said Mills, who is currently a music educator in Rondout Valley School District.
Mills was one of six alumni who, having graduated less than five years ago, returned to campus on February 18 to serve on the “Five Under Five — Looking Back, Moving Forward Panel” during I Love IC Week. The panel was part of the annual Susan A. DiPace ’74 Speaker Series, which demonstrates the transformative nature of a liberal arts education.
Hosted by student organization Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), the alumni — who represented each of IC’s five schools — shared advice on making the most of your time at IC and navigating the transition from college student to professional.
Other panelists were Katrina Grein ’17, director of customer success at GiveGab; Kylee Roberts ’19, a communications and development associate for The Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York; Brandon Schneider ’17, an executive assistant; Harmony Malone ’15, who works at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center; and Melinda McGill Carlison ’15, MBA ’16, the pre-award team lead in the Research Administration Service Center in the College of Engineering at Cornell University.