Name: Samantha Jackson
Grad Year: 2023
Hometown: Rising Sun, Maryland
Where you went (are going) for GO:
I am not sure where I am going on my GO trip yet, but I know I need to take advantage of the opportunities that Susquehanna University offers to travel somewhere extraordinary.
What clubs/organizations are you involved in on campus?
On campus, I am a Student Ambassador and a member of InterVarsity. InterVarsity is an interdenominational Christian group.
Why did you choose Susquehanna University?
During my junior year of high school, a representative from Susquehanna came to my high school. As silly as it may sound, Susquehanna just gave off this bright and happy vibe that really fit me as a person, so I looked into the school. Susquehanna ended up fitting the criteria my family and I had in regards to a college: freshman could have cars on campus, there was air conditioning in the residence halls and the campus was within the radius of how far I wanted to travel to school. After visiting the campus, I was sold. I remember being impressed by how nice the bathrooms were in the Admission House when I arrived for my first tour. Everyone we talked to during the information session and tour were very well-spoken, which was impressive. Something that really stood out to me was how beautiful, and well-kept, the campus was. I fell in love with Susquehanna University, and I am proud to call it my home.
What is your favorite class and why?
During my first semester, I took Interpersonal Communications and I really enjoyed the class. The material was interesting to learn, the atmosphere of the classroom was calm and the projects were easy to connect to my own life.
What is your favorite tradition?
My favorite tradition at Susquehanna University is the Night Before Finals where students gather together, eat some cookies, drink hot chocolate, watch our on-campus a cappella group, Harmonic Combustion, perform and listen to President Green as he sings ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This tradition happens right before winter finals and it is a fun way to break up all of the studying. Afterwards, midnight cafe opens in Evert Dining Room for students to grab some yummy food late at night during finals week.
What does being a Student Ambassador mean to you?
I have only been in the Student Ambassador program for a few months, but I have decided that it is exactly where I want to be. I am a very happy person and now I can be that bright face that welcomes people to campus and shows them around. I am proud to be a River Hawk and I am glad that I can represent Susquehanna University.