NAME Emily Breakell ’17
HOMETOWN Harwinton, Conn.
STUDIES Political Science and Spanish Double Major in the College Honors Program
WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “Holy Cross has strong academics and a great liberal arts curriculum, but I ultimately chose this school because of the diverse passions of the student body and unique co-curricular opportunities that I knew would make my college experience great.”
ACTIVITIES Resident Assistant, Work Study in the Political Science Department, Founder of Holy Cross Food Recovery Network, Student Government Association Director of Spirituality and Social Justice, Off the Record Acapella, Student Coordinator of Summer Gateways Orientation, Community Based Learning/SPUD, Interfaith Council, Summer Internship Program, and PRIDE.
WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “I am so excited to meet people and make connections with peers, professors, and mentors. I know that sharing experiences and learning from each other will make what I learn in the classroom even more valuable.”
WHY SHE’S BLOGGING “The Holy Cross blogs are an excellent way for prospective students to get an honest look at life here on The Hill. My experiences, while unique, will hopefully provide insight to kids who are making a super difficult decision about their future.”
‘What I’m Reading: The Need and the Blessing of Prayer’
The Chronicle of Higher Education
In a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president of the College of the Holy Cross, talks about his need for prayer as the College...02/02/16
Holy Cross Ranks Among Princeton Review’s Top ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’
The College of the Holy Cross is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid –...01/28/16
Men’s Lacrosse Team Rings the Nasdaq Closing Bell as Part of Job Shadow Program
On Jan. 25, the College of the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team and head coach Judd Lattimore, rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. The news ran on...