I graduated from SVC in three years, and now I am attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. After obtaining my PharmD, I hope to pursue a residency and practice as a Clinical Pharmacist. I am from Beaver County, only a little more than an hour away from SVC, but I currently live in Oakland, Pennsylvania.
My favorite things about SVC socially would have to be all of the activities that were constantly at our disposal. There was so much to do; I never found myself bored. Another really great part about the social life at SVC is that because it is so small, you get to know people on a really personal basis. Some of the relationships I have forged in my time there will be with me for the rest of my life. Academically, I couldn’t be happier that I chose St. Vincent. The high level of instruction that I received in my time there not only taught me how to think critically and problem solve, but also prepared me for the next step more than I could have ever imagined. I owe St. Vincent for the success that I am having now in my graduate program.
All of the homecoming festivities were always very fun as a student. One of the coolest things to witness and be a part of was the building of the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion. I spent countless hours in both the old and new buildings, and it was fascinating to see the change. Now science students at SVC finally have the top-notch facility to match the education that they are receiving.
The biggest tip that I have for freshman would be for them to take the opportunity to succeed at SVC seriously, but don’t forget to have fun as well. The time is gone before you know it!