Amy Mulligan Schiripo
A. A. Liberal Arts and Science, Middlesex Community College, B.A. English Literature, Merrimack College (class of 2011)
Connecticut and Boston
Favorite place on campus:
The chapel in Austin Hall, because, it’s where I got married!
Fond memory or experience from your undergraduate years:
Being up late in the library, studying for finals, and finishing projects. My senior year especially stands out, because. I would have a great group of people there with me. We’d grab some late dinner/snacks, and do as much laughing as studying; it actually made the experience fun.
Tips for high school seniors:
Be sentimental. Take pictures, make a collage or scrapbook, keep the notes you wrote to friends, and, don’t be afraid to get caught up in the emotional roller coaster. Know it’s all alright, and enjoy the ride.
Last great book you read:
The Last of the April Dancers always comes to mind; I must have read it ten times, and, I still love it. As an English geek, however, I think John Milton’s epic Paradise Lost should make everyone’s “must-read” list. As far as great literature goes, it truly doesn’t get better.
Most played song on your ipod:
It must be a tie between “Count Me In” by 311, and “All Alone” by Fun. I saw both bands put on great shows this past summer.
Where would you like to travel:
I would love to travel to Italy to soak up the culture and amazing history; I especially want to see Rome.
One thing about you that may surprise your colleagues:
I was actually a very self-conscious kid, and, even through high school, I never “fit in”. What’s great about college and growing up is you worry about that less and less. Now, I’m so friendly, I think even my close friends forget how awkward I once was!
One great discovery you’ve made on Merrimack’s campus:
The Rogers Center; it is classy, yet contemporary, and, there are amazing productions to see there.
What makes Merrimack the place to be:
The people in our community stand out: everyone is friendly and polite, but, on a deeper level, they want to see you succeed. From all the faculty and staff, who go above and beyond to our students, who are welcoming and inviting. It doesn’t take long to feel at home here.