Name: Ryan Deschene
Major: Political Science and Business
College Activities: Campus Democrats and Concordia Mock Trial Team
Hobbies/ Interests: I enjoy hanging out with my friends, trying new things, doing anything involving politics, and playing just about any sport that has ever been created.
Favorite thing about Concordia: My favorite aspect of being a student at Concordia is the sense of community. Being a Concordia student doesn't mean just being a student, it means being part of a family. The closeness that exists at Concordia builds connections and life long friends. The connections made at Concordia will help for later in life once the job search or applications to grad schools start after college. The life long friends are there for when the stresses of every day college life hit. Both of these unique aspects at Concordia are what make it such a great college to attend. Also, the Cobber Ring is always something to look forward to!
Advice to new students: Be prepared to work hard. College is nothing like the movies. Concordia is a really tough school that requires many hours of classes, paper writing, and studying. Even though the daily grind of college life can be rough, also remember to have a little fun. College can be extremely fun if you seek out new and exciting opportunities like going to shakey mondays at Krolls for cheap shakes, go to on campus speakers, or go to Buffalo Wild Wings on Sundays after 9 at night for half off college night!
Name: Kristi Del Vecchio
Major: Biology and Religion
College Activities: Campus Service Commission, Better Together Interfaith Campaign, Clarinet Choir
Hobbies/ Interests: Traveling and CouchSurfing, Biking, Snowboarding, Swimming, Indie Music and Music Festivals, Interfaith Dialogue, Coffee, Talkin' Philosophy, Italian Food, VolunteeringSinging, dancing, sandbagging, rapping, and water-tubing
Favorite thing about Concordia: A walk that should take you 5 minutes can take up to 20, after having a conversation with people that you simply enjoy running into.
Advice to new students: Although you may not "find your passion" right away, I strongly believe that it's never to early to start trying! Challenging yourself with anything and everything- courses, extra-curriculars, employment, volunteering- are ways to help you learn about yourself.