Elise North-Kirkman

Elise North-Kirkman
Hoosick Falls, NY
Year of Graduation

Why SUNY Oneonta?

I came to SUNY Oneonta because it was affordable, but after the first week I was in love with it already for so many other reasons. I can’t imagine my life without the people I’ve met and the things I’ve done and the opportunities I’ve been given here. It’s been the best four years of my life.

My Activities

 Pitch-Slapped, Adopt-a-Grandparent Club, Admissions Assistant, Tour Guide

Best Experiences

I studied abroad in Prague, and that was the best four months of my life. I chose Prague because I didn’t want to go somewhere everyone went. I wanted to go somewhere that would be a big change culturally. It was amazing!

What I’ll Remember in 20 Years

Obviously classes are important, but I think the extracurriculars and the extra things that go along with college here at SUNY Oneonta have really made it worth it for me. I met most of my friends in my residence hall freshman year and continued to live with them afterward. We go bowling together, go to the movies at Red Dragon Theater, hike locally, bake cookies and just hang out. I remember sophomore year my roommates watched “Grey’s Anatomy,” and I don’t watch it but I would sit there and watch it with them and do homework just to hang out with them.

Plans, Goals, Dreams

I think my dream job would be to be a travel blogger. I’d write about what to see and how to do things like a local would. That would be amazing.

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