Winging It: An Eagle’s Eye View of Brockport is a multimedia view of The College at Brockport — for students, by students. The Winging It bloggers aim to capture what it is really like to be a Brockport student. They share their experiences through the written word, photos, videos, podcasts, and tweets. They welcome your comments and questions!


Winging_It_Headshots - MarieMarie Fischer
Class: Junior
Major: English
Minor: Theatre
Hometown: Clifton Springs, NY
Campus involvement: Figure Skating Club, English Club, Phi Sigma Sigma
Why I like Brockport: The faculty, the people, Jitterbugs…the list is endless
Favorite food: Buffalo chicken!
Favorite book: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
If I had a million dollars: I’d buy an apartment in all my favorite places.

Kayla Green
Kayla GreenClass: Junior
Journalism and broadcasting (concentration in media production)
Minor: Graphic design
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Campus involvement: News Director for Talon TV, Green and Gold Ambassador, The Stylus, Assistant Marketing Coordinator for Student Union and Activities
Why I like Brockport: The sense of community and family, and the overwhelming feeling of support from everyone around me.
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby
If I had a million dollars: I would donate it to my home school district and other districts in the area who have faced major budget cuts these past few years.

Shay Harris
Winging_It_Headshots - ShayClass: Senior
Major: English (concentration in creative writing)
Minors: Psychology and communication
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Campus involvement: Resident Assistant, English Club, Earth Science Club, Peer Recruiter, Peer Mentor, Student Host, Second Year Experience Public Relations Intern
Why I like Brockport: The smiles, food, events, and the squirrels.
Favorite food: Hmmm…Baked Mac and Cheese.
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby
If I had a million dollars: I would pay for school, buy some clothes, action figures, Adele 25, save some cash, and give to my family!

NancyLea Illsley
Class: Senior, transfer student
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Whitney Point, NY
Campus involvement: Secretary of Marketing Club, Vice President of Finance Club
Why I like Brockport: Everything it has to offer, on and off campus.
Favorite food: French fries
Favorite book: The Unwanted by John Saul
If I had a million dollars: I would invest about $30,000 and use the rest to pay off some student loan debt — but of course put some away for fun.

Alexis Marchitte
Class: Junior
Kinesiology and athletic training
alexis_marchitte_newHometown: Eden, NY
Campus involvement: Sports Medicine Club and working at the SERC
Why I like Brockport: I ultimately fell in love with the school because of its size and its large involvement with the community. The campus is gorgeous.
Favorite food: My last meal would have to be a Thanksgiving sandwich on a ciabatta roll.
Favorite book: Anything by Nicholas Sparks
If I had a million dollars: I would build my parents their dream home and put the rest toward my education and my sisters’ college funds.

Cat Mattis
Class: Junior
Psychology and journalism/broadcasting with a concentration in public relations
Hometown: Liverpool, NY
Campus involvement: Residence Council, working at Brockway, 89.1 The Point, Overnight Host Program, and the Leadership Development Program
Why I like Brockport: The beautiful campus and the even more beautiful people. Brockport has become a second home to me.
Favorite food: Anything with buffalo sauce on it.
Favorite book: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
If I had a million dollars: I would use it to cross off items on my bucket list, starting with taking a trip to Nepal and going skydiving.

Eliza Zachowicz
YouTube channel
Class: Junior
Major: English (literature concentration)
Minors: Communication and film studies
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Campus involvement: Admissions Ambassador, Resident Assistant, RA Conference Committee Member, Orientation Leader, Overnight Host, Peer Recruiter, Peer Mentor, Leadership Development Program, Club Cheerleading (past), Brockport Barnes & Noble (past)
Why I like Brockport: Brockport has so many opportunities both academically and socially. Since attending the school, my social life has fluttered and I’ve gotten a lot more comfortable in small-talking with strangers. Yet, at the same time, I’ve been able to get an internship, change my major and I am still on track to graduate on time. The fact that we are given these opportunities at a school that isn’t very large is such a gift that we should definitely take advantage of.
Favorite food: I could honestly eat Bagel Bites any time, any day, and not get sick of them.
Favorite book: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
If I had a million dollars: I would buy a one-way ticket to Europe and travel overseas without a plan.


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