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Student Profile: Marco Burgarello ’18

'The academics and athletics at Holy Cross have pushed me to become a better man on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.'

HOMETOWN Phoenix ACADEMICS Economics (intended major) ACTIVITIES Varsity Baseball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) As the class valedictorian of your high school, and after being recruited by numerous athletic programs, why did you choose Holy Cross? After coming here on …


Student Profile: John Milligan ’17

'I grew leaps and bounds over the course of the year and that’s why I think Montserrat is so valuable for incoming students.'

HOMETOWN Sandwich, Mass. ACADEMICS History major ACTIVITIES Resident assistant for first-year students, program coordinator for Summer Gateways Orientation, Student Government Association senate, mock trial team Why did you become an Orientation Leader? “Beginning college can be scary and it was …


Student Profile: Lorena Sferlazza ’15

'There is a transformation into adulthood that takes place when you study abroad — you gain responsibility and independence.'

HOMETOWN Norwalk, Conn. ACADEMICS Italian and visual arts studio double major ACTIVITIES College Honors Program, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, Charles A. Dana Scholar, Liturgical Ministry, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Admissions Outreach Program, MAGIS Program for Church …


Student Profile: Sheila Namirembe ’15

'Next year I am pursuing my Ph.D. in organic chemistry to work to discover new drugs to combat tropical diseases.'

NAME Sheila Namirembe ’15 HOMETOWN Kampala, Uganda ACADEMICS Chemistry major ACTIVITIES Multicultural Peer Educators, Interfaith Prayer Council, Honorary Degree Committee What was the transition like leaving Uganda to attend Holy Cross? “You really feel at home being an international student …


Blog: Holland ’16 Hopes to Improve Her Spanish During Study Abroad Experience in Argentina

NAME Tiffany Holland ’16 HOMETOWN Austin, Texas AREAS OF STUDY Premed psychology major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina WHY SHE CHOSE ARGENTINA “I chose to study in Argentina to improve my Spanish and learn more about …


Student Profile: Joe Dalton ’15

'My professors constantly push me to seek truth and reason, and approach my studies with a passion and curiosity for the unknown'

NAME Joe Dalton ’15 HOMETOWN Andover, Mass. ACADEMICS Economics and music double major SEEKING NEW CHALLENGES When considering his options in high school, Joe realized he wanted to be part of a small academic community that wasn’t afraid to wrestle …


Student Profile: Shea Maunsell ’15

'These wide-ranging experiences have inspired me to continue pursuing challenges on a global, international scale'

NAME Shea Maunsell ’15 HOMETOWN Chicago ACADEMICS Classics and self-designed international relations double major A LOCAL COMMITMENT Shea has a successful track record of making herself at home in new places. Originally from Chicago, she has created a place for …


Blog: Tortorelli ’16 Excited to Study Literature at Oxford University


NAME Paige Tortorelli ’16 HOMETOWN New Fairfield, Conn.   AREAS OF STUDY English major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Mansfield College, University of Oxford in Oxford, England WHY SHE CHOSE ENGLAND “My decision to study in England stems from a strong desire …


Blog: DeSantis ’18 Shares the Unique and Special Student Experience at Holy Cross

NAME Michael DeSantis ’18 HOMETOWN Pittsburgh STUDIES HE’S CONSIDERING History major WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I applied to Holy Cross because of its excellent academics and the many positives of its liberal arts education, such as small classes and …


Blog: Larkin ’18 Eager to Find Her Literary Voice at Holy Cross

NAME Alexandra (Ali) Larkin ’18 HOMETOWN Greenwich, Conn. STUDIES English and Religious Studies double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “My father went to Holy Cross and encouraged me to look here, and once I visited I fell in love! The …


Blog: When Black ’18 Visited Holy Cross, She Knew it Was the Place for Her

NAME Katrina Black ’18 HOMETOWN Stamford, Conn. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Linguistics major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I knew numerous people who attended Holy Cross and absolutely loved it. Similarly, when I came to campus for the first time, my family …


Blog: ‘A Commitment to Service’ Helped Draw Casey ’18 to Holy Cross

NAME Amy Casey ’18 HOMETOWN Philadelphia STUDIES Major in English and Italian WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I fell in love with Holy Cross’ friendly people, gorgeous campus, and commitment to service.” ACTIVITIES Resident Assistant, College Democrats (co-chair) WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING …


Blog: Carroll ’16 Shows It’s Possible to Major in Science and Study Abroad


NAME Michaela Carroll ’16 HOMETOWN Barrington, R.I. AREAS OF STUDY Physics major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of Leicester in Leicester, England WHY SHE CHOSE ENGLAND “I want to continue studying physics while getting to explore another culture. The University of …


Blog: Paulino ’16 to Study International Relations at Scotland’s St. Andrews


NAME Victoria Paulino ’16 HOMETOWN Worcester, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Political science major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING St. Andrews University in St. Andrews, Scotland WHY SHE CHOSE SCOTLAND “I have always wanted to study in the United Kingdom. That, paired with …


Blog: Ghizzoni ’16 to Explore Rich History, Culture in Ireland


NAME Ryan Ghizzoni ’16 HOMETOWN Guilderland, N.Y. AREAS OF STUDY Economics major WHERE HE’S STUDYING University College Dublin in Dublin WHY HE CHOSE IRELAND “Because of the rich history and friendly people.” WHAT HE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “Meeting new …


Student Profile: Briana Mora ’16

'Grads told me about the fantastic alumni network, the welcoming community, and how prepared they felt for their futures'

NAME Briana Mora ’16 HOMETOWN Los Angeles ACADEMICS Anthropology and philosophy double major with a concentration in Latino Studies GETTING TO KNOW HOLY CROSS Briana first heard about Holy Cross from her high school guidance counselor at La Salle High …


Student Profile: Logan Silver ’15

'Holy Cross teaches you more than any one subject. You learn that the greatest skill of a good leader is self-awareness'

NAME Logan Silver ’15 HOMETOWN Eugene, Ore. ACADEMICS Spanish major HOME ON THE HILL Discovering Holy Cross early on in the football recruitment process, Logan traveled across the country to visit the campus, and while being hosted by recently named …


Student Profile: Meghan Casey ’15

'Holy Cross gives you the support and freedom to explore your passions — and how you're going to use them to help other people'


NAME Meghan Casey ’15 HOMETOWN North Attleboro, Mass. ACADEMICS Self-designed global health studies major with premedical and Africana studies concentrations EXPLORING THE WORLD During her sophomore year, Meghan was in Nairobi for a monthlong Holy Cross study abroad program. As …


Student Profile: Christopher Campbell ’15

'With my professors, it's not just about attending and participating in class; they are invested in me as a person'

NAME Christopher Campbell ’15 HOMETOWN Kingston, Jamaica ACADEMICS Religious studies and political science double major, concentrating in Africana studies A HOME AWAY FROM HOME Having grown up in Jamaica, Christopher’s first trip to the U.S. was when he arrived  in …


Blog: Andersen ’16 Ready for the Challenge of Studying in Another Country


NAME Jackson Andersen ’16 HOMETOWN Pembroke, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY History major WHERE HE’S STUDYING Univeristy of Bamberg, Germany WHY HE CHOSE GERMANY “I began studying German at Holy Cross, and really enjoyed the classes. I knew I wanted to …