Alexis Marchitte—Well I just finished up my first semester here at Brockport and I can already say I’ve made memories to last a lifetime inside and outside the classroom. I’ve learned a lot of new information from my classes (don’t worry, mom) but I’ve also met some of the best people who I’ve made unforgettable experiences with.
I took all general education classes this semester, and the most memorable was Interpersonal Communication with Agathi Georgiou. I highly recommend it for any freshmen. She is a young woman who really related to us college kids. I remember the first thing she said to us was that she was equal to us, she wasn’t above us. Not only did she teach us how to be better communicators, but she taught us a lot about life. I learned a lot about myself and I think I really came out of that class as a better version of myself. That is what made it the most memorable for me, that just one professor could impact my first semester so greatly.
I’ve had many memorable moments outside of the classroom too, more than I can count! My favorite memory has to be right before we entered finals week, the dining hall hosted a holiday dinner for the students. I went with a big group of my newly found friends. We pushed a few tables together and piled up our plates with all the best food. It wasn’t just any dinner, it was a holiday dinner to spend with my new “family” in my new “home.” One of my biggest fears coming into college was not being able to find a great group of friends, but it was silly to be wrong. That evening I looked around the table at my friends laughing and sharing stories, and I knew that these were the people I wanted to spend the next 4 years with.
I’ve been home for almost 3 weeks now, and I hate to say it but I miss Brockport and all my friends who are scattered across New York. I’m very thankful for the experiences I’ve had my first semester. My advice to all incoming freshmen is not to be afraid to put yourself out there, because something great might happen from it!