As our seniors wrap up their last few weeks on campus, we wanted to highlight how awesome they are. Our first spotlight features Lauren Devine who will be graduating with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy.
In what ways has your time at Naz prepared you for your life’s work?
I feel prepared to enter the real world and pursue my life’s work because Naz gave me the education I needed to be a competent professional and also helped me find the skills within myself to be an engaged, compassionate citizen.
How have your experiences at Naz sparked your passion and interests?
At Nazareth I became connected to the people and opportunities I needed to develop my passions. I changed my mind several times along the way, but always for the better.
What is your fondest memory of your time at Naz?
I will never forget the wonderful people I have met during my time at Naz; some for their friendship, some for their encouragement and inspiration, but all for their role in my growth during my time here.
How has your life changed since freshman year?
I have become the best version of myself. I am still the same person with the same values and interests I had, but I feel as though now I do things and see things with a deeper purpose and understanding. I see how I can make a difference in everything I do.
What’s one thing about your college experience that turned out differently than you expected?
I never expected to join so many clubs, meet so many different people, or try a totally different career path. Being open minded really shaped my college experience.
What’s some advice you have for incoming freshman and current students about making the most of this time in their life?
Be ready for anything. Say “yes” to every opportunity that suits you. Don’t be afraid to re-evaluate your choices and start again. That’s the beauty of college; anything is possible if you try.