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2017 SoLII Recipients

Alexander Szabo

Alexander Szabo

2017 – Ammerman Campus

Stony Brook University
Chemistry

Inspired by Thomas Edison's constant pursuit of purposeful innovation, Alexander feels obligated to relieve the ailments and afflictions that still exist in the modern world.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"SoLII has been a reminder, to me, that my dreams of a better future are possible. It has granted me the strength to pursue my dreams to the highest degree possible and has paved the way for my path to Stony Brook University."

Anna Szczepanik

Anna Szczepanik

2017 – Eastern Campus

SUNY Old Westbury
Accounting

Anna discovered her love for accounting while attending Poznan University of Economics and Business in Poland. She enjoys the challenge of solving accounting problems, as well as the important role it plays in all types of business.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"Winning the scholarship makes me extremely proud of myself and pushes me to do even better in the future. The fact that my hard work didn't go unnoticed makes me feel fulfilled."

Anthony Cain

Anthony Cain

2017 – Ammerman Campus

Five Towns College
Music Education

Anthony wants to make a difference in others' lives through the gift of music as his high school music teacher Mrs. Kelly once did for him. While at SCCC, Anthony performed in Informal Recital, where he demonstrated his talents to his fellow students.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"Winning this scholarship reassured me that my goals for the future are meaningful and worth pursuing."

Anthony Mercurio

Anthony Mercurio

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Stony Brook University
Nursing

Following a missionary trip to Uganda, Anthony realized that his purpose in life was to help people spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. At SCCC, his leadership as President of Phi Theta Kappa led the chapter to win both first place in the New York Region and an International Award for its Hallmark Honors in Action Research Project. As a nurse, Anthony would like to work in a children's hospital and participate in medical missions abroad, with the hope of making a change in the world.

Anthony Sorisi

Anthony Sorisi

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU Post
Accounting

The Peer Mentor Program was an integral part of Anthony's experience at Suffolk. It gave him opportunities to get involved with the campus community, which led to his winning a SUNY Chancellor's award.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Get involved! Don't just join a club or two, try becoming an officer, go to every SGA meeting, and join the Peer Mentor Program."

Arianna Zyats

Arianna Zyats

2017 – Eastern Campus

St. Joseph's College
Hospitality and Tourism Management

Fond memories of family trips to Walt Disney World prompted Arianna to major in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She wants to help others visit unique places, explore different cultures, and have unforgettable experiences.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"Winning a SoLII Scholarship has had such a positive impact on my life. It has boosted the confidence I have in myself and has enhanced my excitement for the future."

Brandon Battaglia

Brandon Battaglia

2017 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Secondary Education – History

In high school, Brandon was inspired by his history teacher to pursue a degree in History Education. He plans to take part in the Study Abroad Program at St. Joseph's College so that he can visit important historical sites and view primary sources in person.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"The only thing that stands in your way is yourself. You are the easiest thing to change!"

Charles Bellini

Charles Bellini

2017 – Ammerman Campus

LIU Post
Accounting

As a Get There From Here scholar, Charles participated in multiple community service opportunities, was in a commercial for the school, and helped assist in several school–related activities. He was also in the Business and Accounting Club which was extremely informative.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Try to get involved and lead whenever you can and I am sure that it will not go unnoticed."

Christopher Chiusa

Christopher Chiusa

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Molloy College
Psychology

Christopher considers his involvement with the Forensics Team to be life–changing. He learned all the nuances of debate, improved his ability to communicate, experienced a variety of cities across America, and developed friendships.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"I implore all those aspiring to win a SOLII Scholarship to value absolute academic success, involvement in extracurricular activities, and the value of giving 100% of yourself."

Chrysovalantou Tsoumpelis

Chrysovalantou Tsoumpelis

2017 – Eastern Campus

LIU Riverhead
Childhood Education

Chryso has been involved in the field of education since high school, when she began tutoring children with disabilities. Her experience inspired her pursue a career as a teacher. She was VP of SCCC's Film Club, where she produced Hell Is Upon Us.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Never think you aren't good enough!"

Demi Jones

Demi Jones

2017 – Eastern Campus

LIU Post
Nutrition and Dietetics

While attending Suffolk County Community College Demi was president of the Nutrition Club, where she ran a food drive for the Eastern Campus food pantry during the holiday season, and coordinated a cookie bake with the Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Demi is also a CrossFit enthusiast who spends most of her time in the gym, but also credits the competitive nature of her sport with giving her the extra drive to excel in school.

Jaclyn Kletchka

Jaclyn Kletchka

2017 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Child Study

While at Suffolk, Jaclyn was honored to be the President of the Alpha Zeta Nu chapter of PTK and represented the chapter at the annual convention in Nashville.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"The scholarship has affected me by instilling faith and confidence in the mindset that hard work, commitment, and dedication can produce positive and enhancing results. This will undoubtedly serve me well for the rest of my life."

Joseph Carnabuci

Joseph Carnabuci

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. Joseph's College
Business Administration

While at SCCC, Joseph was president of the Business Economics Club. Through this organization, he had the opportunity to learn from people in the business world, which enhanced what he learned in the classroom.

Question?
"The day you know that you qualify for the scholarship, get to work. You will change your mind on your essays. I did multiple times and it turned out well for me. Most importantly, do not be afraid to ask for help; you have great people that will help you."

Joseph Milbauer

Joseph Milbauer

2017 – Eastern Campus

St. Joseph's College
Accounting

Joseph is an inspiration and role model to his fellow students: as a recovering addict, returning adult student, and full–time employee/full–time student. His work at an accounting firm over the past year and a half made him fall in love with accounting, and now he is set to complete his B.S., and eventually, M.B.A. in Accounting.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Push through, continue forward, and don't forget that this is worth the effort."

Lory Cazeau

Lory Cazeau

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. John's University
Criminal Justice

Lory is majoring in criminal justice and plans to attend law school in the future. She wants to give a voice to the oppressed, the people we don't pay attention to, and the ones we don't listen to. She wants to make sure that everyone is treated equitably and that justice is served swiftly and certainly.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"It let me show my mom that her hard work, sacrifices, sleepless nights, and all the time she invested in me was finally paying off."

Nicole Riccio

Nicole Riccio

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. Joseph's College
Psychology

Nicole is interested in the intricate workings of the mind and how experiences shape behavior. She wants to use her degree to change the negative stigma of mental illness. This scholarship will help Nicole to show her daughter how obtaining a higher education will allow her to achieve her goal of helping others. Nicole is inspired by kindness and selflessness. She has led a fundraising team for The March of Dimes – March for Babies, and has also rescued and rehabilitated abused dogs that are now spoiled and very happy members of her family.

Paige Papile

Paige Papile

2017 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Business Administration

Paige was introduced to office life through her job, and found herself intrigued by the many facets that go into running a successful business. As a competitive athlete in the unique sport of baton twirling, Paige was a member of Team USA in 2015. She now continues her journey through coaching. At SCCC, Paige was Honors Club President. In this role, she helped raise $11,000 for suicide prevention and awareness through the Out of The Darkness walk.

Robert Rutherford

Robert Rutherford

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Adelphi University
Environmental Studies

At SCCC, Robert was the chairman of the Greener Grant Committee. He will continue his focus on the environment while studying at Adelphi.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"This scholarship has been a goal of mine since I heard about it. Achieving this goal has meant more to me than anything else I have ever done, and I say this with great sincerity. It gives me the knowledge that I can do great things and will forever be part of who I am."

Shannon Cavanaugh

Shannon Cavanaugh

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. Joseph's College
History, Social Studies – Secondary Education

Shannon is very passionate about history, and has always wanted to impact the minds of younger generations. She has an insatiable desire to do something amazing such as making a difference in the lives of adolescents.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"My advice would be to be open and honest – just trust the journey."

Sumayyah Uddin

Sumayyah Uddin

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Hofstra University
Psychology with a minor in Fine Arts

Prior to enrolling at SCCC, Sumayyah was homeschooled. As she acclimated herself into the college community, she forced herself out of her comfort zone and became Editor–in–Chief for both Cassandra magazine and the Western Student Press.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"Receiving this scholarship has made me realize that I do work hard, and that I can stand on even ground with the peers that I admire and wish to be like."

Zulma Restituto

Zulma Restituto

2017 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU Brentwood
Social Work

Inspired by the many families who are fighting to heal, grow, and stay together, Zulma seeks the opportunity to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. While at SCCC, she started Celebrate Recovery, which provides people with a safe place and support as they work through their life challenges.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Take advantage of all the wonderful support that is available to all applicants."

Alisha Hartmann

Alisha Hartmann

2016 – Ammerman Campus

Stony Brook University
Biology

While studying biology at SCCC, Alisha excelled in student leadership. She was president of the Community Service Club, an Orientation Leader, and a chair member of Campus Activities Board.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"It has motivated me and given me the confidence to go into Stony Brook University ready to take on whatever challenges and opportunities that come my way."

Andrew Cruz

Andrew Cruz

2016 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Farmingdale State College
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Technologies

Andrew's leadership abilities and love of helping people, as well as his fascination with law enforcement since childhood have set him on a path to follow his father's footsteps into this field.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"I would tell them to continue striving for their goals, to not let anybody doubt them, and to continue working hard and doing the best that they can."

Anne Ambrosio

Anne Ambrosio

2016 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. Joseph's College
History with a concentration in Adolescence Education

Anne was part of the Honors Program Learning Community at SCCC, and is now a member of the History Club at St. Joseph's.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"The SoLII Scholarship has given me the opportunity to connect with people at SCCC and St. Joseph's College. This new network of friends is very supportive of me and I know they will help me with whatever my future has in store for me."

Colm Ashe

Colm Ashe

2016 – Ammerman Campus

Molloy College
New Media Studies

Colm is excited to enter a field in which he can use his voice as a writer to expand the perspectives of others.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Explore your potential. SoLII, other colleges, and the rest of the world aren't in need of someone who just follows the basic formula to success. You will be recognized for effort, but you will be remembered for uniqueness. How will you make a difference?"

Deanna Keen

Deanna Keen

2016 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Human Relations

In addition to her course work, Deanna honed her leadership skills while working her way up to being an Executive Member of Campus Activities Board and as an Orientation Leader. Deanna's leadership experience under the mentorship of SCCC Counselor Frank Vino helped solidify her career goal as a College Counselor; she wants to impact students' lives the way he impacted hers.

Elisandra Fini

Elisandra Fini

2016 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. Joseph's College
Adolescent Education – English

Notwithstanding the countless awards, honors, and recognitions received while at SCCC, including the All–USA Academic Team, Elisandra considers community service to be among her most impactful memories. As VP of Service for PTK, she organized a Make–A–Wish fundraiser and helped build a community playground. Elisandra recognizes that the encouragement and guidance she received from everyone at SCCC helped her to tap into her potential, and she plans to pay that forward throughout her teaching career.

Giancarlo Estrada

Giancarlo Estrada

2016 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Five Towns College
Filmmaking

Giancarlo has been inspired by films and theatre throughout his life. He aspires to use film to give voice to the voiceless and bring light to issues that affect people while engaging audiences with ideas that may challenge prior beliefs. While at SCCC, Giancarlo had the opportunity to assist, act, and direct as part of the Grant Campus Theatre Club. While gaining a behind–the–scenes look, he was also able to forge connections that will help in his future endeavors.

Josmary Vergara

Josmary Vergara

2016 – Ammerman Campus

LIU Riverhead
Communication Studies–New Media

While at SCCC, Josmary worked at the Counseling Office and volunteered as a Spanish tutor in the Academic Skills Center. Off campus, she is actively involved in her son's academic success, and also volunteers for the Jacob's Light Foundation.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"It is a reminder that the American dream is still possible to accomplish."

Kevin Dumas

Kevin Dumas

2016 – Ammerman Campus

SUNY Old Westbury
Media and Communications

Kevin began learning about media in high school. Attending SCCC allowed him to enhance his skills on state–of–the–art audio equipment in SCCC's live remote van.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"My advice to future SOLII applicants would be to work hard and always put in your best effort. When applying for the scholarship, write the essays from your heart and be personal."

Madina Aziz

Madina Aziz

2016 – Michael J. Grant Campus

NYIT
Computer Engineering – Information Technology

Madina is interested in technology and how it affects our lives. She wants to be one of the first female computer engineers from Afghanistan, and wants to use technology to help solve some of their problems.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"It has proven that no matter where ever around the world you come from, it's all about the hard work that is considered not where you are coming from."

Olivia Jean DiStefano

Olivia Jean DiStefano

2016 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Speech Pathology/Communication Studies

Having struggled with speech as a child, speech pathology is an area of study that is close to Olivia's heart. She finds reward in helping people learn and aiding them in achieving goals they never thought would be possible. Olivia credits Professor Dante Morelli with her love of Communications; she took every communications class possible with him. Outside of the classroom, Olivia formed long–lasting relationships with her fellow PTK members while serving as her chapter's Historian.

Peter Tarantino

Peter Tarantino

2016 – Ammerman Campus

Five Towns College
Theatre Arts

Peter entered the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as an Irene Ryan acting nominee for his portrayal of Duke Vincentio in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. After winning the regional competition, Peter then progressed to National Finals where he won the New Play Network Outstanding Performance of a Contemporary Work award.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"I advise everyone to make it a goal to be a leader and believe in themselves even if no one else does."

Rachel Heinicke

Rachel Heinicke

2016 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Stony Brook University
Psychology

Influenced by her own experiences with the Latino community, Rachel wants to direct her research in Psychology toward making a global impact: helping minorities living in countries divided by racism and discrimination.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"It has truly inspired faith in myself and I have discovered strengths I wasn't aware of from this whole experience."

Rachel Piliere

Rachel Piliere

2016 – Ammerman Campus

LIU Post
Art Therapy

While still in high school, Rachel realized that she wanted a career that would combine her love of both art and psychology. Her psychology courses at SCCC increased her interest in the field. Outside of the classroom, Rachel belonged to several organizations including PTK and Brothers And Sisters In Christ.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Always strive to be the best in all you do and work hard. Set goals for yourself and chase after them."

Shelby Graves

Shelby Graves

2016 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU Post
Business Administration

Shelby drew upon the lessons she learned throughout her years as a Girl Scout to help her succeed in college. Dedication, time management, understanding others, and giving back to the community are important skills that she will continue to use toward future success.

What advice you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Stand out and be different from everyone else because it helps to get you noticed. Get involved."

2015 SoLII Recipients

Allison Brown

Allison Brown

2015 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Child Study

Allison has known that she wanted to work with children since she was in 7th grade. Children's creativity and resilience inspire Allison to support these values in generations of preschool students throughout her career.

How has winning a SoLII Scholarship affected you?
"It proves that nothing at college stands alone. Every grade, every activity, every experience intertwine to create a whole student here at Suffolk."

Ana Catalan

Ana Rubi Catalan

2015 – Eastern Campus

LIU Post
Business with a Concentration in Marketing

Rubi is a hard–working and ambitious young woman who loves working with people. At SCCC, she was the co–founder and Vice President of Dream, Love, Hope – a service group that works to help those in need.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Believe in yourself! If you really want something, you can achieve it. Give the best you have and it will pay off."

Brianna DiPaola

Brianna DiPaola

2015 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. Joseph's College
Speech Pathology and Psychology

At SCCC, Brianna was a Peer Mentor who enjoyed the opportunity to help new students through classroom presentations and campus tours.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
"It gave me the confidence to attend my next school with an open mind and ready to learn."

Cahide Temel

Cahide Temel

2015 – Eastern Campus

St. Joseph's College
Business Administration

Building on her previous university experience in Turkey, Cahide enrolled at SCCC to pursue her dreams. While here, she earned her membership in Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Gamma honor societies.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"This is a lifetime opportunity. I highly recommend that anyone with a high GPA apply for this scholarship."

Carissa Shevlin

Carissa Shevlin

2015 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Child Study

Carissa has always dreamed of becoming an educator of young children. While at SCCC, she spent two semesters working as a student teacher to learn about education and build relationships in the field.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
"Winning this scholarship really boosted my confidence and helped me realize I am capable of so much more than I thought."

Celesse Vazquez

Celesse Vazquez

2015 – Eastern Campus

Stony Brook University
Biology

Celesse is inspired by new medical advancements and how they can help people. At SCCC, she participated in Women in STEM and will continue diligently working toward a career in Optometry at Stony Brook University.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"I don't believe in luck... 'plan your work and work your plan' because everything is earned; nothing is given."

Courtney Bocchieri

Courtney Bocchieri

2015 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. Joseph's College
Psychology

At SCCC, Courtney played on the Women's Volleyball team. She also participated in fund–raising for breast cancer research through their Dig Pink and Play For the Fight Against Cancer events.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
"I am very honored to have received this scholarship. It has validated all of my hard work in my academic and extracurricular activities."

Daniel Dellapina

Daniel Dellapina

2015 – Ammerman Campus

LIU Post
Accounting

Daniel relied heavily on his time–management skills as he balanced full–time employment with the requirements of his courses and membership in both Alpha Beta Gamma and Phi Theta Kappa. Additionally, Daniel also dedicated himself to helping other students in study groups.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"If you work hard and get involved, you can achieve this too."

Evelyn Diessler

Evelyn Diessler

2015 – Eastern Campus

LIU – Riverhead
Early Childhood Education

Evelyn has a passion for teaching young children that stems from her own experience with her 3rd grade teacher, Mr. Arnone. She has been active with SCCC's Early Childhood Education Club, where she has consistently been part of their Friday Family Fun Flicks program.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
"It made me realize that anything I work hard for, I can accomplish."

Jessica Gutierrez

Jessica Gutierrez

2015 – Eastern Campus

Adelphi University
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Jessica served as Secretary of SCCC's Association of Latin American Students before becoming President the following year. Off campus, Jessica participated in an indoor women's soccer league and volunteered for the YMCA in East Hampton.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
"It has inspired me to keep pushing to get an education and a degree. This is a pathway to success, which was not handed to me but earned through hard work."

Where is she now?
Jessica received her B.S. in Exercise Science in May 2017 and is now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Stony Brook University. She became a Peer Assistant Leader at Adelphi and served as a board member for the newly–formed DACA Task Force, all while completing three physical therapy internships. She was also a member of the Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society, CSTEP, Latino Student Association, and women's club soccer team.

Loic Moussoh

Loic Moussoh

2015 – Ammerman Campus

Briarcliffe College
Finance

Originally from Côte d'Ivoire, Loic chose to work toward a degree in Finance because of his love for math and economics. While at SCCC, he volunteered at the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding (CHDHU).

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Grades are not enough. Be different and know how to write your story."

Marissa Klassert

Marissa Klassert

2015 – Ammerman Campus

SUNY College at Old Westbury
Childhood Education

At the suggestion of one of her high school teachers, Marissa enrolled in an education class. Her experience there as well as teaching a 2nd grade religion class solidified her career path.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
"It let me reflect on all that I have done. It fills me with pride. It inspires me to try to find new things to get involved with."

Mary Katherine O'Connell

Mary Katherine O'Connell

2015 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Criminal Justice

Mary Katherine is fascinated by the criminal justice process and enjoys going to court with her father, who is a lawyer. While at SCCC, Mary Katherine was a member of the Women's Basketball team and Phi Theta Kappa.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
"It has given me even more motivation to continue academically, and to pursue my dreams and goals to the fullest."

Megan Meyer

Megan Meyer

2015 – Eastern Campus

Molloy College
Speech Pathology and Audiology

Megan is passionate about helping others. She plans to use her education to help children with speech impediments, adults who have hearing and speaking disorders, or recipients of cochlear implants. While at SCCC, Megan enhanced the hard work she put into her American Sign Language classes by attending events in the Deaf community.

Rose Marie Oliviero

Rose Marie Oliviero

2015 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. Joseph's College
Psychology with a Minor in Journalism

Rose Marie is a single mother whose priority is providing an example for her son. While at SCCC, Rose Marie was Secretary of the Chemical Dependency Counseling Club, and belonged to PTK and the Psychology Club. Outside of the campus, she is a Recovery Advocate, and is a co–founder of SAFE (Supporting Addicts and Families Everywhere).

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Work hard, get involved, and most of all enjoy yourself!"

Samuel Zang

Samuel Zang

2015 – Ammerman Campus

Briarcliffe College
Criminal Justice

Samuel's interest in law enforcement during his first semester of college led him to join the Sixth Suffolk County Police Explorer's Post, where he learned more about law enforcement and participated in community service projects. As he continued his course work at SCCC, Samuel's dedication to the field has increased.

Sanjib Dey

Sanjib Dey

2015 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU Brentwood
Nursing

From the time of his childhood, Sanjib was inspired by the care that nurses provided and he has dedicated his studies to following in their footsteps.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Definitely attend the workshops! If you attend the workshops, you'll know what you need and how you should apply."

Where is he now?
Sanjib balanced the rigors of his nursing curriculum with a full–time job and family obligations. He graduated from LIU Brentwood with his BSN in May 2017, and immediately began working toward his M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner at Stony Brook University.

Sarah Nangeroni

Sarah Nangeroni

2015 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU Post
Art Therapy

Sarah chose the field of Art Therapy based on her own life–changing experience with art, and was inspired by the teachings of several SCCC faculty members.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Be honest and open in your essays. Let them get to know the real you through sharing meaningful relevant experiences. Don't try to sell yourself or create shopping lists of your accomplishments. Be genuine and speak from your heart."

Thomas Pirrone

Thomas Pirrone

2015 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Farmingdale State College
Business

Thomas has the raw ingredients of a successful businessman: an entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to work hard, and the drive to succeed. He looks forward to learning more about the business field so that he can run his own company one day.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
"It has shown me that hard work does pay off and gave me confidence. Great things happen when you work hard."

Tricia Wildman

Tricia Wildman

2015 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Hofstra University
Psychology

Tricia accredits her success to working hard and building relationships. This is most evident in her role as co–founder of SCCC's Tri–Campus Spirit Week, where she brought the college community together to celebrate all that SCCC has to offer. Tricia also served as Vice President of Scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa, Senator of the Student Engagement Committee, and a member of the Orientation Planning Committee.

Veronica  Chumbi

Veronica Chumbi

2015 – Eastern Campus

Five Towns College
Music Performance with a Concentration in Audio Engineering

Veronica is a singer–songwriter who began performing around Long Island at an early age. At SCCC, she was involved with several student organizations including the Music Club and the Association of Latin American Students.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Believe in yourself. So many people don't apply because they think they won't win. Be positive!"

Victoria Lohwasser

Victoria Lohwasser

2015 – Michael J. Grant Campus

St. John's University
Public Relations

Victoria plans to combine her love of writing, designing, and communicating into a career in public relations. While at SCCC, she was the Editor–in–Chief of the Western Student Press.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Get involved around campus because you will have experiences that will affect you positively and make you an even better candidate."

Yvette Adams

Yvette Adams

2015 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Stony Brook University
Business Management

Yvette successfully balanced her roles as a full–time employee, mother, and evening college student. She dreams of starting a non–profit organization that will help teen–aged girls and single mothers through a variety of support systems.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Don't count yourself out. I thought I wouldn't be eligible because I was a little older than other students."

Alexandra Norbury

Alexandra Norbury

2014 – Eastern Campus

Stony Brook University
Applied Mathematics

Alexandra graduated in the top 15 of her class at Riverhead High School and continued to excel in SCCC's Honors Program. She will now be studying Applied Mathematics at Stony Brook University.

Where is she now?
Alexandra was on the Dean's List and received her B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from SUNY Stony Brook in May 2016. She is currently working for a pension consulting firm, and she and her fiancé recently purchased their first house on Long Island.

Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

2014 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU Post
Business Administration

Amanda has been influenced by high school athletics and her work experience, where she learned that achievement comes from hard work and dedication. At SCCC, she was inspired by her professors to become a leader. She plans to translate her combined passion for art and business into a career where she can make a difference in people's lives.

Bryan Nee

Bryan Nee

2014 – Ammerman Campus

Dowling College
Communications

To simply say that Bryan enjoyed his years at SCCC would be an understatement. While here, he discovered his passion for acting and teaching. Additionally, Bryan took advantage of countless opportunities to help and inspire others.

Where is he now?
Bryan completed his B.A. in Communications from Dowling in May 2016. He was the founder and first president of the Italian heritage fraternity, Alpha Phi Delta's, Epsilon Kappa chapter while he was there. He is now a Sales and Marketing Specialist with a manufacturer/distributor based out of Amityville, and is taking advantage of every opportunity at his company, including extensive travel across the U.S.

Cassandra Nyati

Cassandra Nyati

2014 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Stony Brook University
Biochemistry

Cassandra enrolled at SCCC for its inexpensive tuition and diverse student population; she graduated with an award–winning college experience. Her involvement in various activities helped her to earn leadership roles in multiple student organizations, scholarships, and awards that include the Chancellor's Biomedical Research Internship Award. Cassandra's career goals include becoming a neurosurgeon as well as founding a brain cancer research laboratory.

Courtney Musumeci

Courtney Musumeci

2014 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU – Riverhead
Childhood Education

Courtney is a dedicated and determined student who strives for excellence. She devotes much of her time to working with children with autism and spreading awareness for the cause. Her love for working with children with special needs drove her to succeed while at SCCC, taking on a full–time course load and also working full–time as a special education aide. Courtney attended SCCC as a "Get There From Here" scholar and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Felipe Espitia-Cetina

Felipe Espitia Cetina

2014 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Adelphi University
Finance

In addition to juggling the responsibilities of academics, family, student life, and work, Felipe took several leadership positions. He served as Student Trustee and President of The Association of Latin American Students, and as an active member of the Campus Life Committee, Speech and Debate Team, multiple Honor Societies, and the Western Student Press. Off campus, he served the community through work with Make the Road New York and the Suffolk County Hispanic Advisory Board.

Jacklyn Marullo

Jacklyn Marullo

2014 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology

While at SCCC, Jacklyn served as Vice President of the Italian Club and was involved with the Honors Program and PTK. She is now a member of the Criminal Justice Club at St. Joseph's, and has been active in the Raise the Age movement. Her future plans include attending a graduate program in Forensic Counseling and beginning a career centered around helping people with substance abuse issues.

Jaclyn Langella

Jaclyn Langella

2014 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Hofstra University
Sustainability, Geography, and Global Studies

While at SCCC, Jaclyn honed her leadership skills through participation in the Orientation Planning Committee, Peer Mentor team, Honors Club, and Phi Theta Kappa. At Hofstra, she joined the Honors College, supported environmental efforts such as the Climate March, and works as a data mapping specialist in the student computing services office. She has also been attending professional Geography conferences throughout the country.

James Stundis

James Stundis

2014 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Journalism and New Media Studies

At SCCC, James enjoyed participating in PTK events. He looks forward to continuing his education at St. Joseph's College where his love of writing, and interest in digital media and social networks, will aid him in his upcoming courses.

What does winning a SoLII scholarship mean to you?
"Receiving a SoLII Scholarship has validated my mantra of 'work hard and work ahead'. It will give me the opportunity to take full advantage of all that St. Joseph's College has to offer."

Jeanatte Ouldelhkim

Jeanatte Ouldelhkim

2014 – Eastern Campus

Briarcliffe College
Graphic Design

While at SCCC, Jeanatte was a "Get There From Here" scholar, student representative to the CTEA Advisory Council, and PTK member. She also volunteered for activities such as the SCCC blood drive and the Eastern Campus's Open House.

How has winning a SOLII scholarship affected you?
"The scholarship motivated me to succeed and take more initiative. Now I can worry less about educational expenses and focus more on my academic goals."

Kevin Lopez

Kevin Lopez

2014 – Michael J. Grant Campus

SUNY College at Old Westbury
Communications

Kevin is a man of God who wants to exalt the name of Jesus wherever he goes. As president of SCCC's Christian Faith Fellowship Club, he motivated members to preach the gospel on campus. He wants to be a communications professor.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
"My life has been greatly impacted by this scholarship because I can move forward with my pursuit of being a communications professor."

Where is he now?
Kevin Lopez graduated from Old Westbury with his B.A. in Media and Communications in May 2016. He was a member of their radio station and the Tau Sigma National Honor Society as well as Old Westbury Web Radio (OWWR) with whom he set up a twice–weekly show with pre–vocational members of YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities. He is now in pursuit of his Master's in Pastoral Studies, and hopes to become a full–time pastor on Long Island upon completion.

Maryam Rabbani

Maryam Rabbani

2014 – Michael J. Grant Campus

NYIT
Biology

Upon receiving the Chancellor's Education Pipeline Biomedical Research Award, Maryam began studying the expression of proteins used to differentiate benign from malignant uterine cancer cells. This important research could lead to earlier diagnoses and potentially save lives. Outside of the lab, she served as President of the Natural Science and Discovery Club and helped her PTK chapter earn its 5–Star recognition through an Honors In Action project.

Where is she now?
Maryam Rabbani graduated summa cum laude from NYIT with her B.S. in Biology in May 2016. She made the most of her time at NYIT, becoming President of the Golden Key International Honour Society and Historian of the Tribeta Biology Honor Society. She also attended an international conference on eye research and worked in two research labs. She is currently working at a third lab and is planning on attending medical school.

Milton Farez

Milton Farez

2014 – Eastern Campus

LIU Post
Business Administration

After moving here from Cuenca, Ecuador, Milton worked tirelessly to succeed, recalling the quote "A dream doesn't become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work." He also credits his family, friends, and professors for their support. This scholarship will enable him to continue his studies and lead to more success.

Where is he now?
Milton Farez double–majored while at LIU Post and earned his B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Business Administration, Finance in May 2017. While there, he became a member of both the Beta Gamma Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies, was a SGA Commuter Senator and President of the Economics Club, and played intramural soccer. Upon graduation, he was offered and accepted a position at Morgan Stanley as a wealth advisor, and is planning on getting his M.B.A. in the near future.

Nicholas Frazier

Nicholas Frazier

2014 – Ammerman Campus

LIU – Post
Television Production

According to Nicholas, attending SCCC was the best decision of his life. This is where he met Professor Bernstein, who reaffirmed his decision to major in Broadcasting. While at SCCC, Nicholas was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Chi Eta, a "Get There From Here" Scholar, and a part–time employee at Cablevision and the Anchorage Yacht Club. For fun Nicholas enjoys being a DJ in his new business venture, Aspire Entertainment.

Where is he now?
Nicholas graduated magna cum laude from LIU Post with his B.F.A. in Television Production in May 2016. While at LIU Post, Nicholas was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the Broadcaster's Club, and he currently works in his field at Altice USA/Optimum.

Rachel Cipriano

Rachel Cipriano

2014 – Eastern Campus

Saint Joseph's College
Hospitality Management

Rachel realized her passion for the culinary arts during her high school years. At SCCC, she participated in the Culinary and Baking Club, and joined the Alpha Beta Gamma and Pi Alpha Sigma honor societies. Rachel's goals include opening a catering establishment emphasizing gluten–free, sugar–free, and other diet friendly options.

Robert Kowalski

Robert Kowalski

2014 – Ammerman Campus

Farmingdale State College
Mechanical Engineering

A graduate of SCCC's Automotive Program, Robert is continuing his education in Farmingdale State College's Mechanical Engineering Program. From there he plans on pursuing his passion, and working towards a career as an automotive engineer and designer. Robert strongly believes that Suffolk was the best start towards an even better career thanks to the dedicated professors both in and out of the automotive program.

Sawsan Elkurd

Sawsan Elkurd

2014 – Ammerman Campus

LIU – Riverhead
Childhood Education

A mother of four college students, including fellow SoLII scholarship recipient Asya Ashour, Sawsan began to pursue her dream of being a teacher at the age of 46, after her mother passed away. Her love for children has motivated her to complete her degree in education. She would like to use this degree to provide impoverished children with a better education in her home country of Jordan.

Taylor Biondi

Taylor Biondi

2014 – Ammerman Campus

LIU – Brentwood
Nursing

While completing the rigorous course load of SCCC's Nursing Program, Taylor volunteered at Stony Brook University Hospital, several campus blood drives, the Nursing Club's Holiday Toy Drive, and the Annual Halloween Festival. She was also nominated to serve as student representative for the CTEA Local Advisory Council. Taylor is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Pi Alpha Sigma Honor Societies, and was a "Get There from Here" scholar.

Vincent Mistretta

Vincent Mistretta

2014 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Saint Joseph's College
Accounting

While working multiple jobs, staying active in his church, and earning high grades, Vincent served as President of the Christian Faith Fellowship and Business Club, Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa, and other leadership roles. He also tutored in the Business and Accounting Learning Center, assisted with the coordination of the SCCC Free Tax Program, and worked as a Peer Mentor.

Alison Woods

Alison Woods

2013 – Ammerman Campus

Adelphi University
Social Work

Alison Woods is a motivated student who spends much of her free time helping others, especially children. While at SCCC, she worked with Phi Theta Kappa to raise money for the Make–A–Wish Foundation.

Amanda Kahalehoe

Amanda Kahalehoe

2013 – Eastern Campus

Saint Joseph's College
Adolescence Education in English

Amanda is a full–time college student, wife, mother, employee, and the chapter President of Sigma Tau Delta. Her thesis will be presented at the Mid–Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association. While juggling these responsibilities, she maintains a GPA worthy of the Dean's List.

"I extend my sincerest gratitude to the dedicated faculty and staff of SCCC as I continue to achieve academic and personal success, all of which have been made possible by the Stay on Long Island Initiative."

Angela Curcio

Angela Curcio

2013 – Ammerman Campus

LIU – Riverhead
Communication Studies–New Media

Angela transferred to Long Island University to study Communications; New Media after graduating from SCCC with a degree in Communications; Journalism. Upon graduation at LIU, she plans to purse her Masters in Business in Administration so that she can work in the management perspective of marketing, public relations, or promotions.

Chris Petrosino

Chris Petrosino

2013 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU – Brentwood
Nursing

Chris Petrosino is an exceptional man who has devoted his time to health care. While at SCCC, Chris navigated a challenging course load, worked full time as a Nurse Aide, attended clinicals, and served as co–President of the Nursing Club. Additionally Chris has served the greater community by establishing two non–profit organizations overseas, and serving as President/Vice President of the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America.

Where is he now?
Chris Petrosino graduated with a 4.0 GPA from LIU Brentwood in May 2016 with his B.S. in Nursing. He was a standout at LIU, receiving multiple awards, including the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse of Excellence Award in 2015. He also published several articles, moderates an online group for the Autism Society of America, and continues to volunteer with Coffeecare, Ltd., a non–profit he founded dedicated to curing pediatric cancer in Africa. He is now employed as a Charge Nurse for the Psychiatric Units of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital and is working towards his M.S. as a Family Nurse Practitioner at LIU.

Christina Jachowdik

Christina Jachowdik

2013 – Ammerman Campus

Adelphi University
Nursing

Christina intends to pursue a Master's Degree in Nursing with a focus in nutrition. Her passion is to promote wellness within the community and teach the importance of disease prevention through healthy lifestyle choices.

Claudia Quispe

Claudia Quispe

2013 – Eastern Campus

LIU – Post
Accounting

Claudia Quispe is an Accounting major who aspires to become a Forensic Accountant. While at SCCC, she served as Alpha Beta Gamma's Secretary and Vice President, as well as Phi Theta Kappa's Treasurer. In these roles, she helped raise money for the Harry Project, Long Island Cares, and the Make–A–Wish Foundation.

Ilknur Eren

Ilknur Eren

2013 – Eastern Campus

Dowling College
Communications

Ilknur is a Communications major concentrating on media studies and minoring in Marketing. After graduating, she would like to put her education to work in marketing, film, or public relations.

Are you still involved in extracurricular activities?
"The SoLII scholarship allowed me to open my time to play on the girls tennis team where I had the exciting opportunity to travel and play with other college teams."

Where is she now?
Ilknur Eren received her B.A. in Communications and Media Studies from Dowling College in May 2015. She was able to complete four internships during her time there, and is currently a part of a year–long incubation program where she is working on developing new tools for people with disabilities. She is also an active DREAMer and who appeared in an ELLE Magazine video and is a surrogate in an organization where she is able to speak about immigration and DACA.

Maria Palmer

Maria Palmer

2013 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Five Towns College
Childhood Education

Maria had never imagined going to college, but her love of children inspired her to enroll at SCCC as an Education major while student teaching at the campus child care center.

Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson

2013 – Eastern Campus

St. Joseph's College
English

After graduating as Valedictorian at Bishop McGann–Mercy High School, Melissa continued to excel at SCCC. She intends to carry over her life–long love of writing and literature into her future career.

Where is she now?
Melissa Wilson was very active in student life while pursuing her B.A. in English at St. Joseph's College. Not only was she the Vice President of Sigma Tau Delta, the international honor society for English majors, but she also contributed to SJC's literary magazine, was a part of the show choir, and participated in their undergraduate research symposium. She is currently working at Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

Michael Luca

Michael Luca

2013 – Ammerman Campus

LIU – Post
Musical Theater

While at SCCC, Michael was heavily involved with both the Theater Department and the Honors Program. He now resides at LIU Post where he is enrolled as a Musical Theatre major with a minor in Mathematics.

How has winning a SOLII scholarship affected you?
"The scholarship has permitted me to experience dorm life. I find myself more committed to the learning process when I don't have to worry about getting to and from school."

Sara Kriz

Sara Kriz

2013 – Eastern Campus

LIU – Riverhead
Childhood Education

Sara seeks to create a non–profit organization that advocates for students with disabilities. The organization would also help educators to develop additional opportunities to accommodate these students.

What has inspired you to work with young people?
Working and volunteering for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Y.M.C.A. has instilled in me a strong desire to help others and support the community around me.

Thalia Olaya

Thalia Olaya

2013 – Eastern Campus

St. John's University
Criminal Justice

Thalia is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and minoring in Philosophy at St. John's University. She has taken on several leadership roles, including President of her Hall Council, co–founder of Project Empower Me, and student ambassador. She has also been active with the campus ministry, where she participates in an after school tutoring program and also distributes food and clothing to the homeless and immigrant workers.

Where is she now?
Thalia Olaya completed a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Philosophy in May 2015, and is currently attending Hofstra University Law School. While at St. John's, she was heavily involved in service projects, including "midnight runs" and "morning runs" to deliver food and clothing to homeless and day–laborers, and weekly after–school tutoring at a local elementary school. Additionally, she was a student ambassador, member of the Theta Phi Alpha sorority, and was awarded a Dean's Fellowship for a week at SJU's campus in Rome, Italy.

Yuliya Kolomiyets

Yuliya Kolomiyets

2013 – Eastern Campus

Briarcliffe College
Accounting

Born in Nikolayev, Ukraine, Yuliya moved to New York at age 13. While working as an artist, she decided to change career paths and invest in her future as an accountant. An Honors student and PTK member, she also managed the books for a fine dining establishment on Shelter Island.

Blair Flynn

Blair Flynn

2012 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Dowling College
Psychology

Blair is devoting her life toward helping people diagnosed with mental illness and educating the public about mental health. While at SCCC, she was the President of Psi Beta and worked at a group home for young adults.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
"Get involved and get to know your professors outside of the classroom as well. Those things make the experience so much better."

Where is she now?
Blair Flynn completed her B.A. in Psychology at Dowling in May 2014 and went on to finish her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling in May 2016 at SUNY Old Westbury. While at Dowling, she was involved in the Commuter Club, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, and the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. Blair is currently pursuing her license in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is working as a behavior intervention specialist in Nassau County.

Denise Gaynor

Denise Gaynor

2012 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU Post
Nursing

Denise credits the Nursing Program at SCCC putting her on the path to a very satisfying and gratifying career. She now works as a psychiatric nurse while pursuing her Bachelor's degree.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
I have developed a network of support with fellow students, advisors, and professors. It is the kind of resource that is hard to sustain when one goes away to school, and then returns to Long Island to start a career.

Emily Cox

Emily Cox

2012 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU – Post
Speech Pathology

Influenced by a six–year–old girl who was selectively mute, Emily changed her career goal from being an environmental scientist to a speech pathologist.

What do you like most about LIU Post?
I love the environment here. With my program I get to be with the same students for a lot of my classes, so it's a great networking opportunity.

Krista Miller

Krista Miller

2012 – Ammerman Campus

Hofstra University
Legal Studies

While at SCCC, Krista was Vice President of SGA and the Legal Society. She also served on the Code of Conduct Board, and was the Finance Chair of the Club Board. She stayed involved at Hofstra by joining the Legal Studies Group and Honors College.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants?
Be willing to take on more than you thought you could; use Suffolk as an opportunity to grow and stretch yourself.

Where is she now?
Krista Miller graduated cum laude from Hofstra in May 2014 with her B.B.A. in Legal Studies in Business. Krista was on the debate team, was co–president of the Institute for Legal Studies in Business, and served as a senate member; she continued her involvement while obtaining her J.D. in Law in May 2017. She served as the Business Editor of her school's Law Review, was the VP of the Health Law Society and Secretary of the Elder Law Society, and completed five internships. This earned her multiple scholarships and awards, including being chosen as a Pro Bono Scholar in 2017.

Michelle Fritz

Michelle Fritz

2012 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Adelphi University
Accounting

Michelle Fritz is a motivated student and dedicated volunteer. In addition to her school and work obligations, she devoted her time to work with the Judi Shesh Foundation, the East Islip Middle School FACS Club, and Double H. Ranch for Children with Life Threatening Diseases. While serving as Secretary for the Honors Club, she also spearheaded their December toy drive for the Anderson School for Autism.

Patricia Scholl

Patricia Scholl

2012 – Ammerman Campus

LIU – Riverhead
Communications–New Media and Journalism

After raising a family, Patricia decided to go back to college at age 53. She received a full tuition scholarship to LIU and is pursuing a career in writing and editing. Patricia has published articles in Dan's Papers, L.I. Pulse, and Newsday. Presently, she is working on a novel.

Asya Ashour

Asya Ashour

2011 – Ammerman Campus

LIU – Post
Accounting

While at SCCC, Asya was Vice President of Accounting of the Business and Accounting club and the Finance Chair of Phi Theta Kappa. Asya graduated from LIU Post as Valedictorian and subsequently from Baruch College with a Masters Degree in Accounting.

How well do you feel Suffolk prepared you for LIU Post?
Suffolk was the initial launch of my career and success. My professors challenged me and pushed me to do my very best. I owe it all to them.

Caitlyn McGrellis

Caitlyn McGrellis

2011 – Ammerman Campus

Dowling College
Elementary Education

Caitlyn seeks to make a difference in the lives of children by becoming a teacher. At SCCC, she made a difference through her participation in numerous campus clubs, honor societies, and community organizations.

What do you like most about Dowling College?
"Everyone is so helpful, and the professors really care about how you do."

Where is she now?
Caitlyn McGrellis graduated with a 4.0 from Dowling with a B.A. in Child Psychology in May 2013. While at Dowling, Caitlyn was a part of the National Honor Society and Education Club. She is currently an elementary school teacher in a charter school in Brooklyn, and is excited about beginning her Master's in Literacy Education.

Jennifer Hessian

Jennifer Hessian

2011 – Michael J. Grant Campus

Saint Joseph's College
Nursing

Jennifer successfully took on SCCC's challenging Nursing curriculum while remaining active on campus. She was a member of the Nursing Club and Phi Theta Kappa, and also volunteered with the American Heart Association.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants or incoming freshman at Suffolk?
If you're applying, you're doing the right thing... Keep up your GPA.

Matthew Skolnick

Matthew Skolnick

2011 – Ammerman Campus

St. Joseph's College
Psychology

At SCCC, Matt served as his PTK chapter's Communications Chairperson and graduated from the Honors Program. He continued leading at St. Joseph's College as President of the Psychology Club. He also completed an original research proposal and study on the emotional effects of venting on Facebook. Matt is currently working toward a Master of Social Work degree at Stony Brook University.

Noah Hoshyla

Noah Hoshyla

2011 – Eastern Campus

St. Joseph's College
Child Study and Speech

At SCCC, Noah was involved with numerous Phi Theta Kappa activities. He graduated from St. Joseph's College with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Study and Speech. He looks forward to being a role model for children through a career in education.

How has winning a SoLII scholarship affected you?
The SoLII Scholarship program has opened numerous doors and paths for my career and life to follow.

Victoria Nocco

Victoria Nocco

2011 – Michael J. Grant Campus

LIU – Post
Physical Education

Victoria is a talented swimmer who aspires to teach physical education. While at SCCC, she was a member of the swim team and Phi Theta Kappa.

What advice would you give to future SoLII applicants or incoming freshman at Suffolk?
To work hard and make the best of their situation. Take advantage of the opportunities at Suffolk.