When going up to the second floor of the University Center, faculty, staff, students, and parents will see a banner. The banner, with a picture of a student, his/her name, and a short biography, is meant to celebrate some of the amazing students who are members of the Seton Hall community.
Officially named "Celebrating Our Students," the Division of Student Services sponsored an initiative to recognize students who are ambassadors of the Seton Hall mission, who are engaged in campus activities, and who contribute to the quality of student life through community service, clubs and organizations, academic achievement, Athletics, DOVE and other university groups. After the banners hang in the University Center for several months, they are moved to Jubilee Hall, where it is hung with the previous three students featured by the initiative from semesters before.
Students who have been celebrated prior to Patrick are:
- Francesca Laracca – College of Education and Human Services
- Sean Kip – Stillman School of Business
- Yvonne Pruitt – College of Communication and the Arts
- Franklin Beeg – Stillman School of Business
Our current student, Patrick Barron, is a first-generation college student pursuing a double major in History and Economics. Not only was he an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) scholar, but also currently mentors other EOP students through the Build Up! Program. When asked what it means to be part of the initiative, Patrick said, "Having my banner up in the University Center has been one of the high lights of my time at Seton Hall University." He continued, "By representing first-generation students, an important but often overlooked group in colleges, I hope it inspires others to know that although we have unique challenges, we can overcome them and excel too." Seton Hall has also increased the resources and support available to first-generation college students as a way to help these students be successful at Seton Hall.
Congratulations to all of the students who have been celebrated so far! We are grateful to them for their scholarship and citizenship, and we are proud to call them Seton Hall students!
For additional information on these students please see our website.
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