Success Begins With a Big Decision

February 9, 2015


A Big Decision that leads to Even Bigger Opportunities

Every Stonehill student has a success story to tell. For some, it’s a tale of inspiration fueled by challenging research and innovative professors. For others, it’s about the exploration and enlightenment that take shape while studying abroad or interning. In many cases, it’s also a story of how being an active part of the Stonehill community instills a deep-rooted compassion for others.

And while every story is unique, each shares the common themes of engaging academics, thoughtful advising and transformative experiences that prepare the Stonehill student for personal and professional success.

Ever since Joe D’Amore ’16 and Nisha Khubchandani ’16 made their big decision to attend Stonehill, they have immersed themselves in the many opportunities that support that kind of growth. Here are their stories.

Renaissance Researcher

Whether it’s writing, music or social justice, Joe D’Amore ’16 is a man of many talents, and he’s finding unique ways to pursue his passions at Stonehill.

“I chose Stonehill because it’s a place where you have a certain degree of autonomy over your educational pursuits. My teachers give me the freedom to explore the things I’m really interested in. You’re immediately respected by fellow students and your teachers.”

Social Advocate

Social Advocate

Co-founded the Stonehill Poverty and Homelessness Initiative, an on-campus club that aims to address homelessness on a local and national level.

Social Advocate

Budding Philosopher

Already published in The Indefinite Dyad, the undergraduate philosophy journal of Georgia Southern University.

Social Advocate

Inquisitive Investigator

Spent last summer researching philosopher and composer Theodor Adorno in partnership with Professor Matthew Borushko.

Social Advocate

Concert Pianist

As a pianist for Stonehill’s Concert Band, you’ll find Joe pounding out tunes by such greats as Basie and Mancini.

Social Advocate

Organic Farmer

Studying at Oxford University for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Social Advocate

Global Student

As a volunteer at The Farm at Stonehill, Joe is forming bonds with his fellow students while learning the art of growing organic food.

Nisha Khubchandani: The Compassionate Chemist

From biochem to Bollywood, from calculus to community service, chemistry major Nisha Khubchandani ’16, is hitting her stride at Stonehill.

“I knew that if I came here I would become part of a caring, close-knit community, and I knew that I’d learn from faculty who care. That’s why I chose Stonehill.”

Caring Advocate

Caring Advocate

Serves as a leader in the ALANA Brothers and Sisters Initiative Program to support and empower students of color.

Honors Scholar

Honors Scholar

As a Moreau Honors Scholar, Nisha is part of a dynamic group of students working with the most innovative professors.

Worldly Learner

Worldly Learner

Nisha is currently attending Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics in India as part of Stonehill’s study abroad program.

Hip Shaker

Hip Shaker

Every week, Nisha shakes off stress with other students at Bollywood, an on-campus dance group. “For fun, I took multivariable calculus. For real fun, I do Bollywood.”

Compelling Moderator

Compelling Moderator

Runs an IDEAS course on campus called “The Truth About Us,” giving students the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss their own identities.

Passionate Presenter

Passionate Presenter

Created an amino acid- based ligand for the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience, and attended the American Chemical Society Conference in Dallas to present her research.


IT ALL ADDS UP TO SOMETHING BIG

An at-a-glance look at some of the numbers that shape Stonehill’s academic program.

Plus Plus
200 international programs in 35 countries Plus 85% of all students participate in internships equals 98% of alumni are employed, attending top graduate programs, or participating in postgraduate service programs within one year of graduation