From our gorgeous grounds to our caring community, the people of Stonehill College have a lot to be thankful for. In preparation for Thanksgiving, we asked our students to share short messages of gratitude. Here’s what they had to say about their educational experiences, support systems and more. 

Cherishing Family Near and Far

“I am grateful for meeting new friends and gaining academic knowledge. I am grateful for my family because being long distance makes me appreciate them even more than I did before. I am grateful for our professors and academic advisors for their dedication to students.” –Madelyn Arsenault ’26 (Biology major)

Offering A Helping Hand

“I’m grateful that Stonehill genuinely feels like a community. There is always someone to help you.” –Mary Ghazaleh ’25 (Elementary Education & Psychology double major)

Developing Thoughtful Support Systems

“I am grateful for the nurturing staff and the thoughtful support systems that the school has worked hard to maintain and establish.” –Abigail Gilbert ’26 (Neuroscience major)

Giving the Gift of Education

“I’m thankful for the Roche family and their scholarship program for providing me the opportunity to attend Stonehill.” –Jenna Goldberg ’23 (Mathematics major)

Embracing Nature’s Wonders

“I am thankful for our beautiful campus, especially The Farm and the nature trails surrounding Stonehill. The access to nature on campus fills me with gratitude because it allows me to feel connected and grounded to the Earth.” –Gina Herosian ’23 (Elementary Education and Environmental Studies double major)

Challenging Ourselves

“I am most thankful for the opportunities that I have had to try new things that put me outside of my comfort zone. I am grateful for them because they have given me amazing new friends and helped me grow personally and academically.” –Avery Holzworth ’25 (Political Science & Spanish double major)

Celebrating Growth

“I’m thankful to be able to walk into class everyday knowing that I have an opportunity to learn and be better than I was the day before.” –Tyler Marshall ’24 (Health Science major)

Honoring Human Difference

“I am grateful to connect and make friends with people from different backgrounds.” –Ula Nguyen ’26 (Data Science major)

Educating Hearts & Minds

“I am extremely grateful to my wonderful professors in the Environmental Science and Biology departments. They have helped me in and out of the classroom. I don’t know how I could have navigated my first year of college during the height of the pandemic without them. They always brighten my day, and you can tell how passionate they are.” –Sarah Rochefort ’24 (Environmental Science major)

Pursuing Your Passions

“I am grateful to have the luxury of choosing my major based on my passion for all things fiction rather than having a major set for me. Although my future is not certain, I have the privilege of learning about what interests me with the help of understanding and kind professors. I look forward to seeing where the rest of my time at Stonehill takes me.” –Elizabeth Slocum ’26 (English major)