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2022: Celebrating Our Seniors: Home

Celebrating our seniors

undefinedCongratulations to our wonderful student workers from McKillop Library who are part of the graduating Class of 2022! We thank them for their support, hard work, and for their role in making the library a more welcoming place for all.

Ashley Dwyer

Ashley Dwyer, is a Political Science and Sociology Major from Hartford, Connecticut. 

What or who inspired you to choose your major of study?

Taking the class "How to Rule the World" with Frederick Zillian and "The Sociological Imagination" with Todd Mele really inspired my interest in my two majors.

How long have you worked at McKillop Library? What did you like about working in the library (or share a favorite memory)?

4 years. The best thing about coming to work is the great conversations with Beth and Adam.

What is something that you found surprising about the library and its services? 

It has an abundance of resources and there's always someone that can help you no matter the problem.

What has been a go-to snack during these college years?

Red Bull

What extracurriculars have you been involved with at Salve?

SGA, Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, Service Advocate, Multicultural Office Intern, BSU, planning committees, hiring committees

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I have a huge cool sock collection

What makes you feel the most hopeful or excited for the future?

I didn't think I could get this far, so knowing that I did and have accomplished so much it makes the future and the unknown that comes with it a little less scary.

What do you consider one of your proudest moments at Salve? 

Being Vice President (of SGA) and leading the procession at the Class of 2025s commencement ceremony and also graduating :)

What are you looking forward to you most after graduation?

My life after graduation and everything that comes with it.

 

 

 

Izabella Solivan

Izabella Solivan, Global Studies Major

What or who inspired you to choose your major of study?

I was inspired to choose this major by my interest and fascination with sociology and anthropology along with international affairs. I felt that this was a great combination of all three specialities.

How long have you worked at McKillop Library? What did you like about working in the library (or share a favorite memory)?

This is my first year working at the library. I have worked for a couple different offices on campus and this, no offense to the others, is my favorite. The team here at the library is an incredible one and it's been a pleasure working with them!

What is something that you found surprising about the library and its services?  

I don't think there's anything that I have found surprising about the library given that I am a senior and have had three years of attending the library before I started to work here.

What has been a go-to snack during these college years?

I love chocolate covered pretzels and dried mangos!

What extracurriculars have you been involved with at Salve?

I have been involved in too many. SGA, the Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention, the Office of Admissions, the Office of Student Engagement, the Office of Community Service, orientation, and I think that's it.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

That I am a closeted introvert lol

What do you consider one of your proudest moments at Salve? 

I think my proudest moment was leading the first all elected executive board of women of color while on SGA as well as writing the original draft of this university's first diversity mission statement.

What are you looking forward to you most after graduation?

Resting honestly

Katelynn van Roon

 

 

Katelynn van Roon, is a Psychology major from Wrentham, Massachusetts. 

What or who inspired you to choose your major of study?

My high school AP psych course was so fun that I wanted to continue in that field of study through college.

How long have you worked at McKillop Library? What did you like about working in the library (or share a favorite memory)?

I've worked at the library since the summer of 2019. My favorite memory of working in the library is the time that I was taking some old books off the shelves and when I plucked this one book and a slip fell out of a student doodle that essentially said they wanted to drop out and drink tequila. It was a boring dusty day and it just really cracked me up.

What is something that you found surprising about the library and its services?  

I was surprised about all the support materials the library provides for students. From lamination machines to phone chargers and cd-roms you guys really do the most. 

What has been a go-to snack during these college years?

Go to snack has been cheez-its and either coffee or Red Bull.

What extracurriculars have you been involved with at Salve?

I was in the baking club, psi chi honors society, psych club, and EBCAP community service. 

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

People would be surprised to know that I drive a stick-shift car. 

What makes you feel the most hopeful or excited for the future?

What makes me the most hopeful and excited about my future is that I found a job that I really enjoy and feel needed in.

What do you consider one of your proudest moments at Salve? 

One of my proudest moments at Salve was when I accidentally presented my senior capstone final presentation. Two weeks before it was due, my teacher was looking for volunteers and I had completed the assignment but I had not practiced my speech nor was I prepared. I was so tired at that 8 AM class and I had no idea what I had signed myself up for. When it was my turn to present on the project, I knew intrinsically ... all the knowledge I had gained from my Salve psychology education. There was no need for me to freak out (because) I had worked so hard all those years - I had it down. When I finished the presentation, the teacher thanked and praised me, and as I walked out of the class I was informed that since I had presented two weeks early, I was done with the class. Definitely a laugh-out-loud moment but also very prideful of my Salve education.

What are you looking forward to you most after graduation?

I am looking forward to grad school, moving out of my parent's house, and spending more time with my dog mumfie!