Setonian 2018 Graduating Staff

Laramie Cowan, Editor-in-Chief

I came to Seton Hill looking forward to starting the journalism program. SHU was the only school around that had exactly what I wanted and I knew that I came to the right place when I stepped through the doors. Time really does fly and it’s hard to believe that in a few days I will be graduating with a bachelors in journalism and two minors in creative writing and English Literature. I plan on finding a job in the Pittsburgh area that is involved with magazine or newspaper publication. My goal is to work my way up just as I have on the Setonian, and eventually become an editor. I’m super excited for any journalism job because my biggest hope is to create quality and ethical content for readers, no matter the job title. One day I might decide to go to graduate school, but for now I want to focus on working and stepping into the next section of my life. Thank you Seton Hill for giving me this wonderful opportunity!

Callista Arida, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

It still hasn’t set in that I will be graduating from Seton Hill in a little over one week. I still feel like a freshman wandering around like a lost puppy with no idea what the future holds for her. Seton Hill has given me so many opportunities that I am beyond grateful for. I was able to find a passion for something that I didn’t really know existed until I came here. I have met so many amazing people and made some great friendships that are destined to last a lifetime. I have accomplished things I would have never dreamed possible and felt such support from my mentors and peers along the way. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and although Seton Hill was never a dream school, it was more of a whim decision, I believe I was meant to be here and I am so happy that I came. After graduation, I will be finishing up an internship at The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and in the meantime I hope to find a full-time job working with non-profits. Although I dream to go to graduate school, I want to put that on hold until I have a better idea of where I see myself. I am not quite sure what the future holds for me, but I know that Seton Hill has set me up to only succeed.

Merritt Bailey, Athletics Section Editor

My experience at Seton Hill has been transcendent. I would never have thought I would have had so many beneficial experiences and meet so many people who have become such a huge part of my life. I started with the newspaper as a staff writer first semester of freshman year and have stuck with it ever since. It has become just a small part of the many experiences I have had here and would not trade it for the world. I will be going back home to Canandaigua, New York to work for Constellation Brands in the community affairs department. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me through university.

Luke Lewis, Business Manager

I am a graduating senior double majoring in sports management and human resources. As a member of Seton Hill’s men’s lacrosse team, I am also president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, treasurer of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a Griffin Guide, a student ambassador and the business manager of the university’s student newspaper, the Setonian. After graduation, I will be an admissions counselor here at Seton Hill, where I will also continue my education with the MBA Program.

Danisha Rogers, Staff Writer

I would say that being at Seton Hill has allowed me to become a better person and challenged me to work at my full potential. Starting off I was an extremely introverted person and I would shy away from learning any new technique that was foreign to me, but since taking a lot of courses in my major I have improved socially. While I still have the fear of presenting in front of people, I am more open to joining in group discussions and sharing my ideas while being in classes. Many of the challenges I have faced were learning new programs and reading different genres of books. I’m more of a stick to what I know person and having learned these things made me step out of my comfort zone and explore a new realm of being me. I now have more of an optimistic outlook and will to try out anything new. After graduating I plan to, well hopefully, get a job with in my major and use the skills I’ve learned to become more successful. I’m glad I was able to withstand my rocky, yet successful, journey here at Seton Hill University.

Olivia Schultz, Staff Writer

My time at Seton Hill University as a hospitality and tourism major will always be a memory that I look back and smile at. After five years here, I can say that I have experienced so many amazing and once in a lifetime opportunities. I was able to study abroad to both Dublin, Ireland and London, England. I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World twice. I will miss my time at Seton Hill as it has helped me grow as a person and has prepared me for the adventure of a lifetime.

After graduation I will be returning to Orlando, Florida to do another Disney College Program. I will be arriving on August 20, 2018 and I will be a convention guide with the special events team at Disney. After my program I want to work weddings or events with Disney. I would someday love to be a recruiter for the Disney College Program, so I can help future Cast Members live out their dreams just like I have been able to.

Congratulations Class of 2018! It’s time to spread your wings and fly as the 100th graduating class of Seton Hill University. Hazard yet forward Griffins!

Published By: Paige Parise

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