Hello, my name is Emilee Kenny. I am a Junior at Flagler College with a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology from Tampa, Florida. My favorite thing about Flagler is all the events, but especially Harry Potter week. Attending the events on campus has helped me stay involved and meet people. My advice to the incoming students is to be true to yourself and take one day at a time. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but if you stay positive, and get involved around campus, you will LOVE being a Saint!
My name is Andrew Seymour. I am a Junior International Studies Major from Atlanta, Georgia. My favorite thing about Flagler is the small class sizes and campus involvement from students. When first arriving to Flagler, I really did not know where I would fit in, but I soon realized there is a place for everyone on campus. I have been able to increase my critical thinking skills and peer leadership abilities. My advice to the incoming students would be to build connections with people and find areas/clubs that you can ultimately express yourself in.
Hi everyone! My name is Megan Brooker, and I am a rising junior here at Flagler. I am majoring in Theatre Arts and minoring in fine arts. One of my favorite things about Flagler is the Palm Gardens. Although I don’t enjoy being outside too much, the palms are an exception! Just being in a hammock and listening to some music is just such a great way to decompress. Speaking of relaxing some advice I have for students is to just take your time. Days go by quickly and just taking the time to enjoy your experiences here at Flagler or even in St. Augustine. Time flies and doesn't stop, be present and have a good time and make memories!
My name is Ryan Dubas. I am a sophomore pursuing a major in Business Administration Major and a minor in Theatre Arts. I am originally from Warner Robins Georgia but was raised in Jacksonville Florida. My favorite thing about Flagler is how open and accepting the community is to new people. When I came to Flagler, I was afraid of not being liked and not fitting in because I am different. Despite my fears, it took less than a day to make new friends who I am still close with today. My advice to incoming students would be to not be afraid of the unknown, but to embrace it. Change is frightening as well as rejection, but those fears can be overcome. Don't be afraid to be yourself because you will be surprised how quickly people will love you for it.
My name is Genevieve Howe. I am a sophomore majoring in education of the deaf and hard of hearing with two minors in ASL and psychology. I am from Wisconsin, but currently live in Arkansas. My favorite thing about Flagler is the ability to always see friends around campus. It always gives my friends and I a chance to have a small conversation and keep in touch. My advice for incoming students is always remember Flagler is your home away from home and there is always something to do.
Hello! My name is Vallari and I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. I am a sophomore at Flagler College with a major in media studies. What I love about Flagler is how easily it is to get involved in the campus community. My favorite organization that I am a part of is Phi Alpha Omega, Flagler’s own local St Augustine sorority. Through the sorority I have gotten the opportunity to participate in fun fundraising events, beach cleanups, and big/little events that build a sense of sisterhood and benefit our community. My advice to incoming students is make the most of your time here go out to a club meeting, swim at the Ponce pool, hangout on St George Street. College flies by so enjoy your time here!
My name is Catherine Jankens and I am a senior International Studies major with a political science concentration. I am from Stuart, Florida. My favorite thing about Flagler is the on-campus community. I love how easy it is to get involved in clubs and organizations. This definitely helped me make friends my freshmen year. My advice to incoming students is to talk to people and be yourself. This is a new experience for everyone, so talking to people is the best way to build relationships.
My name is Christopher Alexsander Ferreira. I am w sophomore here at Flagler college majoring in Internal Business. In the beginning it was hard for me to adapt here because of my English but over time by involving myself with people it became better. My advice for the incoming students is to involve yourself with others that will make you go forward.
My name is Kaleigh Shaw. I am a rising junior here at Flagler College. I am majoring in criminology with a minor in creative writing and fine arts. My favorite thing about Flagler is the palm gardens because it’s peaceful to lay in a hammock (especially when there is a breeze).
My name is Charlotte Alcon and I am an English Literature major from Concord, North Carolina. My favorite thing about Flagler is the sense of community everyone feels as soon as they step on campus. As an introvert I was very nervous about meeting new people, but everyone from my peers to my professors was so welcoming and ensured I felt right at home. My biggest piece of advice to incoming students is to get involved! It's the easiest way to make new friends and break out of your comfort zone.
My name is Scarlett Nichols. I am a sophomore here at Flagler majoring in Criminology with a double minor in Pre-law and Political Science. My favorite thing about Flagler is the sense of community and the Flagler family we have on campus. It truly is such a special and unique college experience! The biggest piece of advice I can give to an incoming student is to never be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Get involved on campus, join organizations, and meet new people. It will make your time at Flagler even more special!
My name is Rachel Hill. I am a Senior Strategic Communications major from Malabar, Florida. My favorite thing about Flagler is how easy it is to get involved on campus. I was really introverted when I arrived to campus and getting involved has helped me grow in my personal and professional development. I was able to increase my communications skills and build relationships with my peers and college administration. My advice to the incoming students would be to find your people that way you can make Flagler college your home away home.
My name is Sarah Alexander. I am a history major and Music minor from Tolland, Connecticut. My favorite thing about Flagler is the small community where everyone knows everyone. I am from a small town up north and with the small numbers on campus it feels more personal and like I am back home. My advice to incoming students is to try to get involved on campus. I know it can be scary because you are far from home, but it will be beneficial to you to find a club or organization you are interested in so you can find others with the same hobbies and then you will see some familiar faces around campus.
My name is Ben, and I am majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Advertising. I am a Senior from Keystone Heights, Florida. Something that I love about Flagler is the sense of community that we have. We really are just one big family and I have built lifelong friendships. My advice to Freshmen is to get involved on campus. It is a great way to build connections and make friends.
Wassup! My name is Dasha Linna. I was born in Russia, adopted, lived in Chicago, Illinois, then moved down to Ormond Beach, Florida. I am a Rising Sophomore majoring in Graphic Design. I love Flagler because of the St. Augustine area. The historic town is perfectly situated on the Atlantic Ocean, a place I hold dear. My advice is don't be afraid to get outside and leave campus occasionally. Go see the sights the Ancient City has to offer! Take a walk by the bay, visit the fort, eat at a historic restaurant. This place is yours! After all, “a ship is safe in the harbor, but that's not what ships are built for”.
My name is Judith Hubbard and I am a fine art major. I am from Raleigh, North Carolina and this is my fourth year at Flagler. In 2019 I was scared I would not make any friends at Flagler. I then realized just how wrong I was within the first week! I've made so many awesome friends, I've connected with personable professors, and I've joined two clubs and multiple leadership positions. My advice-don't be afraid to get out of your room and ask for help! I've been able to connect with these great people at Flagler because I took the first step. If you ever need a cheerleader for the scary first step-I'm your girl!