A Touch of Home

 

What a weekend!

On Saturday, I worked as a tour guide during our Accepted Student Day event. I showed a group of six families around our campus. I enjoy being a tour guide because I get the opportunity to help prospective students learn more about our school. Tour guides do much more than show buildings. We are the living testimonies of every word prospective students and parents read about The College of Saint Rose.

Accepted Student Day event with Dr. David Szczerbacki

We are the students that learn from and interact with the accessible professors we talk about. We are the ones that get the hands-on experience with the technology Saint Rose has invested in. We are the leaders of the organizations, players on the teams, and volunteers that spread the love we’ve found here. By no means are we the only students that fit these characteristics. We simply represent all those that do.

While I was doing that, my parents were driving to Albany from Brooklyn. I was extremely happy to see them because I’ve missed them so much. They came up for Honors’ Convocation. I was given the “Outstanding Senior in Sociology Award.” It was nice to receive an award, but the best part was having my parents here for a little while. I feel like I’ve made them proud and that is the greatest honor.

After the ceremony, we went out to dinner as a family! My dad had to leave, but my mom stayed until Sunday night. We had breakfast together on Sunday morning. We took a walk down Madison Ave. We just enjoyed spending a few hours together. I needed to spend some quality time with my parents. I’ve missed them a lot. After my mother left, I found a note she left in my journal. She always knows how to surprise me!

Breakfast in the dining hall

How did you spend your weekend?

 

 

  3 comments for “A Touch of Home

  1. Lauren Russo
    March 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Congratulations on your award, Ashley! I just have to say that I think it’s adorable that your mom left you a note in your journal! 🙂 I love that.

  2. March 28, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Thank you, Lauren! I enjoyed your post about eating on campus 🙂

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