We’ve all been there and done that: the annual Freshman Induction Ceremony. Inductees of the Quinnipiac community donned traditional black robes for their welcoming on August 25. A rainy day forced the ceremony indoors where the 1,440 members of the freshman class, surely exhausted from two days of move-in, paraded into the Rec Center.
Kathleen McCourt, the senior vice president for academic affairs, delivered the opening remarks, encouraging each student to get to know one faculty member each semester and not be shy with their teachers. McCourt told those present that the peer group is the most influential group and it’s okay to stretch beyond your comfort zone.
“Study abroad, be curious, take classes outside your major,” McCourt advised.
The official presentation of the Class of 2010 was given by Joan Isaac Mohr, the vice president and dean of admissions, followed by a welcome address by President John L. Lahey.
Ross Greenstein, SGA president, told his peers to “do more than sit in your room and play Mario Kart on Nintendo 64.” He advised the freshman class to strive to make Quinnipiac a better place for themselves and the rest of the community.
The ceremony concluded with the faculty address, delivered by Deborah Clark, an associate professor of biology and the director of the Faculty Collaborative for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.
Who is the Class of 2010?
-1,440 freshman, making it the largest class at QU
-80% are from outside CT
-40% male, 60% female
-Students are in the top