Major: Digital Arts and Multimedia Design
Hometown: Wilmington, De
What are you involved in: A section editor for the Yearbook.
Future Plans: “After I graduate, I plan to find a job in graphic design, hopefully in the field of advertising.”
“La Salle is a good fit for me. The school is not too big and the teachers know me by name. Overall, it's a great place to grow and learn.”
Minor: Art History
Hometown: Glenside, Pa
Activities: PEERS, Alliance, Operation Smile, and Cancer Awareness Reaching Everyone (C.A.R.E.), Chapter president of PsiChi, the National Psychological Honor Society, president of Psychology Club. Presenter in FYOs’ that educate freshman about a range of topics from freshman adjustment to sexual health to healthy relationships. Independent research on the effects of perceived parenting styles on college students’ drinking behaviors.
Future Plans: “I am planning on attending a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology after I graduate. After I receive my Ph.D. I am planning on teaching at the university level as well as practicing psychology. Ultimately I want to help future students by teaching them and helping them realize what they want to do with their lives.”
“I chose La Salle because it is close enough to home that I could see my family (I am a very family oriented person), but far enough away that I could be on my own and learn more about myself. I also loved the small class size… I like being a person rather than a number. I like the individual attention and relationships that students form with faculty members. The faculty and staff are very dedicated to their students; they help their students in every way possible to be successful as a student, as well as a person.”
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa
Activities: Cancer Awareness Reaching Everyone (C.A.R.E.), La Salle Organization of Caring for Kids (L.O.C.K.), NSCS, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), Biology Club, and Biology Board
Future Plans: “I plan to attend medical school and become a pediatric oncologist.”
“I chose LaSalle because of the scholarship opportunities, small class sizes, friendly environment, and nice campus.”
Major: English and Communication
Hometown: Bel Air, Md
Activities: Senior staff writer/co-editor of the commentary section of the Collegian, student Phonathon supervisor, freelance writer for La Salle’s Office of University Communications, and freelance writer for the Chestnut Hill Local and Spirit newspapers.
“La Salle teachers ensure that their students are constantly learning and achieving. My academic advisors are always encouraging me to pursue new opportunities, whether they are jobs, internships, or scholarships. The close relationships I have developed with my instructors have inspired me to work as hard as possible to achieve my goals.”
Major: Communication and Psychology
Hometown: Sunman, Indiana
Activities: An RA at St. Neumann Hall, a student-worker in UMAS and the Psychology department, and intramural sports, such as flag football and basketball.
Future Plans: "There are few set plans for after I graduate, but possibly law school or pursuing a graduate degree."
"I chose La Salle after a road trip to Philadelphia. I absolutely fell in love with the city (I'm from a town that's smaller than 500 people). When I actually visited La Salle, Br. Gerry Molyneux (at that time, the head of the Communication Department) gave us a personal tour of the Communication Center, and spent over an hour talking with us about the must-see parts of Philly, even telling us how to get to them. I'd have to say that after visiting other universities, La Salle had a uniquely welcoming atmosphere, and after a year and a half, that welcome hasn't worn off."
Major: American Studies
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Activities: Intramural basketball and football, worker in the mailroom and currently a worker in the library
Future Plans: "After graduation, I intend to get my master's degree in secondary education, teach high school social studies, and hopefully coach basketball."
"I have had a great experience at LaSalle! The faculty is outstanding, and I enjoy the urban neighborhood setting and diverse student population."
Major: Biology and Philosophy
Hometown: Born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and came to the United States in 1993
Activities: A-Asia, an executive member in CAOS, and the Philosophy club, a volunteer at Thomas Jefferson Hospital for 5 years.
Future Plans: "I realized that the most important thing I can do is to stay true to myself. I want to finish my studies, excel in academics so that I can get into a medical school or a graduate school. Eventually, I want to get a PhD in philosophy, and an MD. I want to fuse my love of wisdom, i.e. philosophy, and my special interest in biology to help people. Most importantly, I want to teach. I want to teach the world about how important it is to be aware. Awareness is essential in forming relationships, understanding, and tolerance. If people keep an open mind and try to be aware of the issues that plague our society, then it will be the first step to ending world hunger, war, violence, and addressing many health issues that can be easily prevented with awareness. This is my main goal in life, but before I can do any of this, I must first finish my education at La Salle."
“La Salle’s close knitted community appeals to me. La Salle stood out for me among other colleges because I felt the sense of a community during orientation. I feel like I belong, and am not just a number among the crowd. In addition, La Salle was generous in offering me the scholarships and financial aid I needed."
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Warminster, Pa
Activities: La Salle Men's soccer team, Deans List, Computer Science and Mathematics Board, volunteer for Special Olympics events, selected by faculty to be a part of Mathematics Association of America, Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, La Salle University Faculty Athletics Council Academic Achievement Award, La Salle University's Founder's Scholarship, and NSF CSEM Scholarship.
Future Plans: “I will work toward my master’s degree in Computer Science while being a full time employee at Lockheed Martin after I graduate this May 2006.”
“...All of the teachers in the Computer Science and Mathematics Department are very personable, and are always looking to help their students. Most of the people here at La Salle are very inviting and looking to get to know each other.”