Thomas Quinn Sociology Major/Applied Ethics minor
Why did you come to Molloy?
I chose Molloy because it has an excellent reputation in academics. I really like the friendly community feel and the campus is close to my home.
What are the professors like at Molloy?
The professors at Molloy College are very passionate and love to share their knowledge. They are very approachable, down-to-earth, and offer a lot of guidance and insight.
How does Molloy inspire your passions?
I explored my interests through the academic courses that I chose. I realized that I had a passion for ethics, moral awareness, and social justice.
What type of internships did you take, or are looking to take?
This past June, I went on an internship to the Lower Brule Reservation in South Dakota. During my week there, I provided my services to the Lower Brule Boys and Girls Club. The children at the Lower Brule Reservation become attached to you and are always more than happy to meet new people. During the rest of my time there, I visited Mount Rushmore and learned about the Buffalo and the history of the Sioux Culture. This opportunity is very rare--not many people get the opportunity to experience it.
How is the campus life at Molloy?
Molloy is a friendly environment filled with fun events and activities for students to get involved in. Participating, meeting new people, and engaging in social activities are at the center of a wonderful college experience. There is always someone to talk to.
What surprised you the most about Molloy?
When I started my first semester at Molloy, I learned about these programs called freshmen learning communities. These programs integrate two or more courses together and enhance the learning experience. My first freshmen program focused on issues in social justice. This included a trip to Ellis Island. During my second semester I took two freshmen programs. One program was based on eastern religions and spiritual growth. This involved practicing yoga and meditation. The professor who taught these courses really opens your mind through words of wisdom. The second program focused on environmental awareness. I was surprised at how well these courses intertwined so. Learning about yoga, spiritual growth, and environmental awareness has changed my life.
How is Molloy changing your life?
Each day, I learn more about myself by participating in new experiences. I have a deep interest in learning about other people's cultures so that I can see things from a new perspective.
So far, what is your fondest memory of Molloy?
I will never forget my time in Ireland with Molloy students and faculty. I have wanted to go to Ireland since I was in kindergarten. Here I am fifteen years later, and my dream came true. To this day I still talk about the beauty of Ireland. I will always cherish this wonderful experience.