Cassie Palmer Speech-Language Pathology major with a minor in studio art, and Resident Assistant

Why did you become a Resident Assistant?
Being from out of state, I know firsthand what it is like trying to adjust to a completely new environment where you know few people! I became a resident assistant to help make this exciting, yet sometimes scary adjustment much easier for our new students in the dorm. In addition, for the remaining returning residents, my goal is to play a part in making the rest of their time here the best it could possibly be. Whether it means planning different outings, creating cool events, or just being an available and loyal friend. 

What do you like most about being an RA?
What I like most about being an RA is the interaction with the residents, especially the girls on my hall. I have already established a few new friendships with the girls on my hall and can't wait for more to develop as the year goes on!

Why did you come to Molloy?
I first found out about Molloy when the head volleyball coach contacted me and asked if I would be interested in playing for the program.  He was very realistic and straightforward with me from the beginning, and seemed like just an overall high quality coach. Coach is what got me to Molloy, and the welcoming campus life and cultural surroundings are what kept me here.

What are the professors like at Molloy?
The professors are genuinely caring and concerned people. I remember when Superstorm Sandy hit. Being from out of state, I was particularly concerned about where I would stay if the school closed down. Because the professors had previously taken the time to get to know me, they were all aware that I was from out of state. I was completely shocked when two of my professors offered me a place to stay if I needed one. I can't think of a better, more accurate picture to paint of the type of professors here than this one.

How does Molloy inspire your passions?

Molloy has inspired my passions by first helping me identify them. I came to Molloy with an undeclared major, and no clue as to what major I would pursue or ultimately want. Through the support and guidance of many faculty members along with the opportunities to join clubs and attend different programs, I can proudly say I have committed to studying Speech-Language Pathology, and couldn't be more content.

How is the campus life at Molloy?
The campus life at Molloy is what sealed the deal for me. I couldn't believe how friendly everyone was. Many people back home warned me that people from the northeast could be rather blunt. Molloy was the complete opposite! Everyone was so welcoming and made the transition of leaving home and starting a new life on a new coast that much easier.

How is Molloy changing your life?

Molloy is changing my life day by day. It has already helped mold me into a more independent and self-motivated individual, providing me with the vision and resources I need to meet my goals.

So far, what is your fondest memory at Molloy?

So far, my fondest memory at Molloy is experiencing all that campus life has to offer. By living in the dorms, playing on the women's volleyball team, and I have developed wonderful friendships that will last a lifetime.