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Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008, 03:22 am

Hi, all you new people!

Wish I could say that I can't wait to meet you, but I'm - gasp! - graduating in eighteen days,

I hope Seton Hill is everything you want it to be.

Food for thought: Seton Hill was not my first choice. (I got waitlisted by my first choice, which was Grove City if you really want to know.)

I have been UNBELIEVABLY happpy here. The first thing that you'll learn when you come here, if you care about such things, is that this place is vibrant with history and tradition. 

On one hand I'm excited for what comes next, and another hand no school is perfect and they all have their bumps and hiccups...but it is breaking my heart to leave.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions. 

(For a brief heads-up, I'm a history and political science major, member of the Honors Program, former education major, and I've lived in Brownlee and Farrell Halls, so if you have questions about any of those, I'm your girl.)

Good luck!

P.S. Best piece of advice if you want to feel connected to this place: Make friends with Bill Black. He's the SHU archivist/historian, and all you have to do to make friends is approach him and say hi. He's hard to miss; he's got a long white beard and he's usually wearing a black track vest. (On days when he's going out to plant flowers he's wearing a blue t-shirt with dogs on it.) He's always got Strawberry Creamsavers in his pocket that he likes to hand out to people who look depressed, and he knows ALL the ghost stories.

Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)

Thanks for all the info! SHU wasn't my first choice either, so it's good to know that you were still really happy.

Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)

Great post! Seton Hill wasn't my first choice either but I don't regret my decision to attend at all. It's why I chose to return there for graduate school!

Bill Black is a new name to me. He must be fairly new to the campus because the archivist during my years there (1996-1999) was a Sister.

I'm very proud to be a Setonian, and I cannot wait to return for Alumni Weekend.