With my time at Quinnipiac University coming to a close, I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank those who made my college experience as good as it possibly could’ve been.
As editor-in-chief of The Chronicle this year, I learned a great deal and worked with talented, hard-working students to produce a quality, award-winning newspaper. It is hard to believe I only joined the newspaper during the early part of my junior year, because I feel like it has been a part of me for a long time. The people I have met in the student media have become some of my closest friends, people that I plan on staying in touch with long after college.
In addition, my great professors shaped me from the academic side, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without their selfless guidance and advice. I have met some amazing professionals during my four years here and the effect they had on me growing as a student cannot be understated.
I came to this institution with the intention of working in television. That’s what I did during my four years in high school and I thought college would be no different. Four years later, I’m leaving with a print journalism degree with no interest in working in journalism. It’s funny how things work out.
I have no idea what the future holds for me, but I know I wouldn’t be who I am without the fine people I met in Hamden. For that, I am truly and eternally grateful.
To my fellow graduating seniors, I wish you all the best of luck wherever the future brings you. To those who will be hanging around Quinnipiac next year and beyond, enjoy the college experience while you still can. It will be over before you know it.
College has been one hell of a ride and I cannot believe the end is near.
Goodbye and thank you,
Andrew J. Fletcher