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Name: Sarah Broccolino, ‘21
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
High School: Institute of Notre Dame
Major: Fashion Design
Involvements on Campus: President of R.I.S.E., Vice President of Q Group, a member of Fashion and Design Club
Fun Fact: I do graffiti (legally!) and I'm vegetarian.
Favorite Thing about SU: The sense of community and trust that we have is unmatched.
Advice for New Students: Join clubs, get involved in campus, go to events if you have time! Also if you can help it, try not to get an 8 a.m. class, especially on Greenspring. Lastly, take advantage of the work and study spaces, your professors, and the library. No matter what your major is, all of these are great resources.
Name: Lauren Hudson, ‘21
Hometown: Clifton, New Jersey
High School: Queen of Peace High School
Minor: Information Systems
Involvements on Campus: Mustang Mentors, Secretary of Sigma Alpha Pi, Member of the Episilon Ro Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society, and Psychology Club.
Fun Fact: I fell into the train tracks of the El Toro rollercoaster twice when I worked at Six Flags Great Adventure. I was told that it was my right of passage for the Attendant team.
Favorite Thing about SU: My favorite thing about SU is the faculty in the psychology department. When I went to my Mustang Day as a high school senior my deciding moment was the presentation led by the psychology professors. Even now as a junior, the professors always say hi and the psychology community is so welcoming.
Advice for New Students: Stay organized and make sure you are ahead of schedule when it comes to deadlines because professors pride their students on being responsible and independent. Also, to not be afraid to go to events by yourself because you may create friendships and memories that you might have missed if you did not take a chance.
Name: Michael Jesus, ‘21
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
High School: East Stroudsburg High School South
Major: Business Administration
Involvements on Campus: Program Director and Chair of Membership for Mustang Activities and Programming (MAP)
Fun Fact: I have been swimming for over 10 years and I am a voice actor
Favorite Thing about SU: Events and activities on and off campusAdvice for New Students: College is not something to be nervous about. It is a chance to make new friends and pursue research that will carve a future career. This is the time where you can become independent and see what life has to offer.
Name: Jessie Koch, ‘21
Hometown: Mount Airy, Maryland
High School: South Carroll High School
Major: Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology
Involvements on Campus: Speaker of Senate in the Student Government Association, President of the Criminal Justice Student Association, Resident Assistant in the First Year Area, member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society, Rho Alpha Sigma, and the National Society of Leadership and Success
Fun Fact: I am a second-degree black belt and love to sing
Favorite thing about SU: The tight knit community based around education and connections to careers!Advice for new students: It's never too late to get involved! At any point in your college career is a good time to get involved and is so beneficial to your Stevenson Experience.
Name: Matthew Miloszar, ‘20
Hometown: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
High School: Lawrence High School
Major: Criminal Justice
Involvements on Campus: Member of the Stevenson University Marching Band (sousaphone), Greenspring Valley Orchestra (bass), the University Pep Band (sousaphone), and a member of the Criminal Justice Student Association.
Fun Fact: I can play a variety of instruments
Favorite Thing about SU: MUSTANG PRIDE!!
Advice for New Students: Try new things! Whether it be joining a club, sports team, or something you’ve never eaten before in Rockland, don’t hold yourself back! Also, do your laundry.
Name: Jay Parker, ‘22
Hometown: Southern, Maryland
High School: Randallstown High School
Major: Legal Studies
Involvements on Campus: Vice President of the Black Student Union, A Timber Grove Mentor, and I’m starting an activism organization
Fun Fact: I aspire to be a human activist
Favorite Thing about SU: Feels like a place I can call home and the thorough preparation in internships and job opportunities that help build a career for a future beyond college.Advice for New Students: Be open to joining clubs and organizations and going to events. Be open to getting to know people! You never know what connection you’ll make and what bonds you can form. And always remember to do what’s best for you when it comes to your academics, your mental, emotional, and physical health. Do what’s best for your life.
Name: Carlos Richardson, ‘21
Hometown: Lanham, Maryland
High School: Annapolis Area Christian School
Involvements on Campus: University Singers, National Residence Hall Honorary, National Student Nurses Association, Relay for Life, Black Student Union
Fun Fact: I am left-handed, and I can wrap my arm around my head because I am double jointed in my shoulders.
Favorite Thing about SU: It is not a big college in which you could be lost in the shuffle of things. The professors really care and do see you.
Advice for New Students: Stay on top of your studies because one slip up can work against you for the rest of the semester. Also, get involved on campus. That is how you will make new friends and learn new life skills.
Name: Alexia Smith, ‘22
Hometown: Lusby, Maryland
High School: Patuxent High School
Involvements on Campus: Vice President of All Natural (acapella), Pre-Health Student Union, and Chair on the Stevenson University Honors Council.
Fun Fact: I can say my ABCs backwards in less than 5 seconds.Favorite Thing about SU: The communities in the academic setting. The professors and students all work together to make sure you succeed in every way.
Name: Dominique Trench-Muhammad, ‘22
Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
High School: Springbrook High School
Major: Elementary Education
Involvements on Campus: Treasurer of Teachers of Tomorrow
Fun Fact: I am a commuter who drives an hour to and from school. I have been speaking Spanish since I was 5 years old.
Favorite Thing about SU: How small and welcoming the campus is.Advice for New Students: Stay organized and keep up with your work. Balance work and play.
Name: Jimmy McDonald, ‘20
Hometown: Savage, Maryland
High School: Hammond High School
Major: Film and Moving Image
Involvements on Campus: Club Lacrosse, Athletics video broadcasting
Fun Fact: I once saw Biz Markie at a buffet restaurant and I once sang “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani at Karaoke.
Favorite Thing about SU: How hands-on the film program is and how much access to resources we have.
Advice for New Students: My advice for new students is to get involved and find your niche on campus. I know from experience it can sometimes take a while to find your friends, but don’t give up, you will find your place here! And most importantly, have fun!