NAME Alicia Carcione ’15
HOMETOWN Menlo Park, Calif.
AREAS OF STUDY Undeclared
WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “As a lifelong resident of the California Bay Area, I wanted a chance to explore a different part of the country, while still being in a close-knit community. When I visited Holy Cross in October of my senior year, I knew very little about the school. However, I immediately felt comfortable once I stepped foot on campus. I loved the school spirit, the dedication to academics, the many opportunities, and the overall positive atmosphere.”
ACTIVITIES Holy Cross College Choir and Student Programs for Urban Development (Big Brothers Big Sisters)
WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “Making lifelong friends, getting to know some fabulous professors, expanding my horizons, trying lots of new things, getting involved with community service, going on retreats, and having the freedom of living on my own.”
WHY SHE’S BLOGGING “Being the oldest of four kids in my family, I didn’t have an older sister or brother who had been through the college experience. I figure that if anyone else is in a similar situation, they can read this blog and get a few things out of it. I’m proud to be from the West Coast and I’m hoping to show prospective students — including those from far away — the supportive community Holy Cross offers everyone.”
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‘The best U.S. colleges for a major in English’
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Holy Cross Among Top Producers of Fulbright Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The College of the Holy Cross is once again among the liberal arts colleges with the highest number of Fulbright students, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education,...