Today we feature senior Erin Gray, a Biochemistry major from Mickleton, NJ (Gloucester County). Erin is involved on campus with sorority Theta Phi Alpha, employed as a student worker as an Admissions Ambassador, and participates in the Rowans Honors College. She talks about how she has made friends and her experience being on campus.
Tell us about one club, organization or group of friends that make you feel like Rowan is home.
Theta Phi Alpha sorority gave me my forever friends. They push me every day to be the best version of myself and help me with everything in my life. This organization also helped push me to be involved on campus and presented me leadership opportunities. I could not imagine Rowan or my life without this organization.
Could you share a moment you’ve experienced in which you have felt that Rowan is a welcoming environment for you?
Freshman year, Rowan had a lot of events in the beginning that helped us meet people. In the very beginning of September, they had a food truck festival and everyone was so friendly and excited to meet each other. I actually met one of my current roommates that day!
What’s your favorite thing about one typical day at Rowan for you?
I love waking up in a house with my best friends and getting to hang out and go to class together.
What is one thing about Rowan that was a happy surprise for you?
Even though I live close to Glassboro, being on campus and fully putting myself into this university has made it feel like my own world independent from my previous experiences!
Describe for us an experience you’ve shared with a professor or staff member in which you felt like they truly cared about your wellbeing.
Whenever I have been confused in my classes, my professors are more than willing to help. I remember going into my physics professor’s office hours throughout the entire semester, and he was always happy to re-explain and help me figure out the material.
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Story and photography by: Stephanie Batista, sophomore Music Industry major