Alumni Spotlights

Lee Colon, English, Class of 2019, selected for Hearst Fellowship

Lee Conlon, B.A. in English, ’19 and M.A. in Interactive Media, ’20 was recently awarded a fellowship from the Hearst Corporation, becoming the first Quinnipiac student to receive the award.

“The Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on journalism in …

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Ashley Appleby, Criminal Justice and Psychology, Class of 2017

When I first enrolled in Quinnipiac University, I never would’ve imagined that I would be where I am today. As a first generation college student, I began my first year as an undeclared major – I was unsure about how …

By Ashley M. Appleby
Ashley M. Appleby Ph.D. Student
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Brenda Alderete, Sociology, Class of 2018

When I first arrived at Quinnipiac, I knew I wanted to make an impact on others, but I wasn’t sure how. I felt so lost in comparison to my peers that seemed like they had it “all figured out.” I …

By Brenda Alderete
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Rachel Hamm, Mathematics and Sociology, Class of 2018

My name is Rachel Hamm and I graduated from Quinnipiac in December 2018 with my Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Sociology. I came into to Quinnipiac as a psychology major and quickly realized it wasn’t the path for me. …

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Amber Hopwood, Criminal Justice and Psychology, Class of 2017

As a freshman I entered Quinnipiac University as a Psychology major, hoping to eventually work in federal law enforcement. With that goal in mind I took my first Criminal Justice class and immediately fell in love with the topics we …

By Amber Leigh Hopwood
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Rebecca Pistilli, Sociology, Class of 2017

I graduated Quinnipiac University in May 2017 with my Bachelors Degree as a Sociology major and Anthropology minor. My experience at Quinnipiac was extraordinary and the staff and faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences, especially in the department …

By Rebecca Pistilli
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Hannah Ward, Gerontology, Class of 2017

My name is Hannah Ward and I graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology. My interest in this field began as a child when I started caring for my grandmother with dementia. I wanted …

By Hannah Ward
Hannah Ward Care Manager
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Alexandra D’Orsi, Sociology Class of 2018, MAT Class of 2019

In 2014 I came into Quinnipiac University as an English/MAT major, thinking that my passion for English and what it would teach me would be invaluable for my future as a teacher. However, after just one semester, I realized that …

By Alexandra D'Orsi
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Jeanette Cibelli, Sociology, Class of 2017

I spent my first year as a undergraduate at Quinnipiac as an undeclared communications student, with a minor in sociology. I declared my minor before even knowing for certain which classes I wanted to take during my first fall semester. …

By Jeanette Cibelli
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Dara Kaplan, Sociology, Class of 2018/Master of Arts in Teaching 2019

When I first came to Quinnipiac, I had no idea what I wanted to major in. My lifelong dream was to be a teacher, but I was very unsure of what I wanted to study during my undergraduate career. Fall …

By Dara Kaplan
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