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STANDOUT SPIDERLINGS

What can you accomplish freshman year? Amazing people are doing incredible things all over campus. Each issue, we recognize a few students or alumni that are working to make their lives—and our community—better through self and social improvement. Here’s how these five students made the most of their first year on campus.

CASSIE DeCESARE ‘16

The student voice

Cassie  became  an  elected  member  of  the  Westhampton  College  Senate  while  achieving  outstanding  marks  in  class  during  her   o±´¼Êb8±¡ bÇb†œŒt8±8œœ±¼È¼||b±œ±nb´´±´´|ÈbY 8´´b¼|bÇ8†Ábn¼|b±‰bŒ¼±´|œV8ŒY¼|8¼¼|b±8YÇObn¼bŒ-­ ¼‰b´¼±8Œ´ObŒY´OÁ±±OÁ†Á‰¡«|8Çb8nbÈœ±nb´´±´¼|8¼…ŒÈO8Œt¼n±8YÇObÈ|bŒ¼O‰b´¼O†8´´b´VO8±bb±´V ±8ŒÊ¼|Œtb†´bV¬ 8´´b´8Y¡ 8´´b´œbŒ¼¼‰bǐ†ÁŒ¼bb±Œtȼ|¼|b3±†Y(bY8¼±O(±„bO¼ž 3((Ÿ8´Èb††V8Œ±t8ŒÍ8¼Œ ¼|8¼qb´O|†Y±bŒn±‰¼|±YȐ±†YOÁŒ¼±b´¼¼|b-¡+¡n±†nb~´8ÇŒt´Á±tb±b´¡ 8O|Èbb…V´|b´œbŒ¼¼‰bȼ|O|†Y±bŒ8ŒY n8‰†b´È|Èb±bb¼|b±œ±bœ8±Œtn±±±bOÇb±Œtn±‰´Á±tb±Ê¡ 8´´b´8Y„Átt†Œt|b±ǐ†ÁŒ¼bb±Ȑ±…V+bŒ8¼bYÁ¼b´V8ŒY´O|†È±…V‰8Yb|b±¼‰b 8¼*O|‰ŒY‰±bnÁ†o††Œt¡

SAMUEL DIAZ ‘16

The international social scientist

Samuel  Diaz,  an  international  student  from  Venezuela,  returned  to  his  native  continent  in  June  to  begin  summer  research.   Alongside  Dr.  Mary  Finley-­Brook,  Sam  completed  research  about  the  developments  of  tourism  impacts  and  community  involve-­ ment  around  the  Lago  Yarinacocha  in  Peru.  Sam  earned  an  offer  from  Professor  Finley-­Brook  to  accompany  her  on  research  af-­ ter  serving  as  her  CLAC  assistant  during  the  fall  semester.  The  CLAC  assistant  meets  with  environmental  studies  students  weekly   to  review  their  course  content  in  Spanish.  When  he  wasn’t  helping  fellow  students  beef  up  on  their  foreign  language  skills,  Sam   n±b¦ÁbŒ¼bY¼|bnoOb´n|´œ±nb´´±´¡«Œ‰bb¼Œtȼ|œbœ†bn±‰´‰8ŒÊYnnb±bŒ¼F8O…t±ÁŒY´8ŒYœb±´œbO¼Çb´V®ÇbFbbŒ8F†b¼†b8±Œ8†¼V¬ 8Í ´8Y¡+ŒOb+8‰®´o±´¼Êb8±8¼*O|‰ŒYÈ8´8†±b8YÊ|´¼|±Y8F±8YV|bÈ8´Èb††œ±bœ8±bYn±¼|b±t8ŒÍ8¼Œ8†Y´Oœ†Œb±b¦Á±bY8¼¼|bÁŒÇb±´¼Ê†bÇb†¡

MASNOON MAJEED ‘16

The thought leader

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RICHIE WISMER ‘16

The freshman intern

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