Nicolette Sinagra Speech-Language Pathology

Why did you come to Molloy?
I chose Molloy because I knew that the school had a great reputation in both academics and athletics. I was particularly pleased with the student-teacher ratio that Molloy provided, as well as the success of the softball program. In addition, I was given the opportunity to live away from home for my college experience.

What are the professors like at Molloy?
The professors here at Molloy College are the best when it comes to the support, dedication, and passion for their students' success in their field of choice. The professors are supportive and knowledgeable. They go above and beyond when helping students achieve their goals. In my personal experience, the knowledge and guidance that I have gained from my professors will be an immeasurable asset on my journey to becoming a future speech-language pathologist. 

How does Molloy inspire your passions?
Molloy College inspires my passions because it has provided me with the opportunity to experience 'top of the line' quality in two of the most influential aspects of my life: academics and athletics. Academically, learning day in and day out from experienced professionals in the speech program has inspired my passion toward success in my future career.

What type of internships did you take, or are looking to take?
I have not taken any outside internships as of yet. However, Molloy's speech program provides us with the opportunity to have two semesters of 'clinic' class. I look at this as comparable to an internship experience. In this particular class students have the opportunity to experience real life client environment, as well as to construct lesson plans, treatment plans, and progress reports. With the help of a designated clinical supervisor for each client, students have a chance to experience something many other undergraduates have not.

How is the campus life at Molloy?
With all the student events, sports, and family-like environment Molloy provides to its students, there is always an opportunity for students to get involved in something on campus. I think that's an extremely important part of a college experience and Molloy certainly knows how to make that possible. It's a trickle-down effect from the faculty, to the staff and students, and I think that's a pretty awesome thing about Molloy College.

What surprised you the most about Molloy?
The thing that surprises me the most about Molloy College is how welcoming everyone is. From the faculty and administration, to the students and coaches, you can always find someone who will give you a smile in passing, hold a door open for you, or stop to chat and catch up. Often times I have heard stories about how hard it is to branch out and make friends in college, but, that is not the case at Molloy.

How does playing sports build leadership and teamwork?
Playing sports has helped me to establish and fine-tune a number of qualities that I know will carry over to my future career in speech pathology. Being part of a team enables me to value the talent and opinions of others. In doing so, I realize that at times you need to rely on people, just like they will need to rely on you, to achieve a common goal. Sports has also helped develop my skills as a leader because, as one of three seniors on my team, it is one of my responsibilities to set an example for the underclassmen, both on and off the field. 

How is Molloy changing your life?
Molloy College has changed my life, from freshman year to senior year, for the better. What I have learned, academically and athletically in my four years here will to help to shape who I become in my future career. The connections I have made through my experience here at Molloy (friends, faculty, teammates) will hopefully last well after I graduate.

So far, what is your fondest memory of Molloy? 
I have two special memories at Molloy. My first fondest memory was the day I officially declared my major as speech-language pathology. My second special memory was making it to the Division II College World Series with the Molloy College softball team. Both memories will be something I cherish for the rest of my life.