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Hometown: Mahopac, NY
Major: Psychology
Class of 2018

Niko D’Agnese ’18


What is your major and intended career path?
I am a Psychology major who plans on working with abused or emotionally disturbed children in the future.

What factors helped you choose Southern Vermont College?
I chose Southern Vermont College, because I was being recruited for baseball. The other benefits to being recruited is I found out that I highly enjoy the small class size and being close to home.

How would you describe your academic experience?
So far, I have felt that the teachers care a lot about the students and are always willing to help us whenever help is needed.

Can you share a memorable experience?
I have two experiences that come to mind. The first being “Humans vs Zombies” – it is great to see all of campus involved in something. The other experience that comes to mind would be making the conference championship for baseball.

Are there any notable accomplishments that you would like to share?

One particular accomplishment I take pride in is being the captain of our baseball team. It is great to lead the team on and off the field. Making a difference is a quality I try to spread to others.

How do you balance academics and athletics?
I always try to get ahead of my school work and not wait until last minute. I make a schedule for myself and stick to that. Also, always ask for help when it is needed. It is important to use your resources such as professors and coaches. Both are always willing to help.

What advice would you give to an incoming student?
I would let them know to try to stay as organized the best you can and be ready to learn a lot of time management skills. It is nice to always have a backup major; you never know when you might change your mind. And lastly, don’t be afraid to ask for help from anyone!

What are your plans for the future?
I plan to work at Boces for another year and then continue my education and go on to get my masters. I am not positive on what I want to study yet; however, I know I highly enjoy helping students and children who need it most. I was lucky enough to have a high school counselor who led me in the path of helping others and making a difference in their lives.

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