Campus celebrities share their secrets to success

Meet the Deacons who know how to handle the Forest best. 

Moira Sweeney

Try a bunch of new things and get involved in something different; make yourself uncomfortable. You’ll meet new and different people and learn a lot about yourself in the process.”

Richard Caban-Cubero

If you need space, create it. If you need help, ask for it. If you feel a fire of justice burning, set it ablaze. Be yourself, my dear! I repeat: Be yourself! You are worthy. You are enough.”

Chizoba Ukairo

Be unapologetically you! Use the next four years to learn who you are. Rise above expectations, struggle, make best friends and open your eyes to the world around you.”

Daniel Nelli

Enjoy your education. Continue doing the things you love, ditch the things you hate, and eat at the Pit. Become the person that you want to be for the rest of your life.”

Jordan Monaghan

Don’t be afraid to take chances and try something new. What you enjoyed in high school may change. Don’t be intimidated by new activities or fields of study.”

Ivanna Martinez

Never underestimate your status as a freshman. Always work hard in any group or team; you’ll surprise yourself with just how much your work will get noticed.”

Graham Shue

Immerse yourself in a wide variety of clubs, teams, committees and activities on campus. Really get to know your professors.  And of course, cheer on the Deacs.

Caitlin Smith

You’re going to remember the memories you made, the people you met, and the skills you acquired. Those will ultimately define your college experience.”