18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
30 Wilson Rd.
Amherst, NY 14221
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Hailing from a rural community about 50 miles south of Rochester, N.Y., Morgan Howe ’15 may be a country girl, but she’s thriving in her urban environment as she assimilates into college life, both on and off campus.
"My high school graduating class had about 65 students in it," said the Nunda (pronounced "none-day"), N.Y. native. "That’s why I was looking for a smaller college like Medaille. I wanted the smaller class sizes I was used to as well as the individual attention from professors."
With self-awareness atypical of most freshmen, Howe knew her strengths and weaknesses and wanted to be certain that professors would be there to lend a helping hand should she need any extra help. As she pursues a criminal justice degree, she has not been disappointed.
"I knew I didn’t want to be just another number or get just an e-mail address as a way to contact my professors," said Howe. "From day one at Medaille, the teachers went out of their way to be personable and accessible to students. They make it easy to pay attention and enjoy class."
This self-described "people person" loves meeting and talking to new acquaintances. She’s become close with her roommate and has found a new group of friends among members of the Lady Mavs basketball team.
Howe’s goal is to one day serve in the United States Secret Service, protecting our nation’s leaders in Washington, D.C., a city which captivated her with its busy, bustling atmosphere when she visited.
For now, though, Howe is content to explore Medaille’s campus and the city of Buffalo. "I’m having a great time," Howe said. "I hate to be bored and there’s always something to do. I’m so lucky to be at Medaille. It’s the perfect fit for me."
- Tara Erwin
This content originally appeared in the winter 2011-12 issue of the Medaille Magazine.
photo by Kara Kane.
The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.