by Samantha Maristany
Social Work Major, Class of 2015

My name is Samantha Maristany and I am from the beautiful state of Maine. Syracuse University was my dream college and I feel blessed that I have been able to spend the past four years of my life here. From the moment I took a college tour, I knew that Syracuse was where I wanted to be. This is my final year at Syracuse University and thinking about my time here, quickly coming to an end, truly pains me. All that I have participated in, all the activities I have done, all the opportunities I have gotten, and all the friends I have made, makes me proud to say that I am an Orange­Man.

I am majoring in social work with a double minor in additions studies counseling and psychology . I am currently involved as a member of University 100, a peer educator with BeWise, and an ambassador for the David B. Falk College.

I became part of University 100 my first semester junior year. I currently give tours of the University, walking prospective students and their families around the campus, talking to them about classes, activities, clubs, sports, studying abroad, financial aid, events, and everything else in between that Syracuse has to offer.

During my time as part of U100 I have gotten to talk to many different types of people. Different races, religions, locations, and financial backgrounds. It’s wonderful to see all walks of life on the SU campus. U100 has given me the opportunity to speak with prospective students and share my love for ‘Cuse with them and let me tell you, there is nothing I love more than talking to prospective students about how great Syracuse University is!

The David B. Falk College has been amazing; of course it has been super exciting cheering in the Dome with 35,000 of my closest friends but when I am in the classroom I know the professors and they know me, they care about me as an individual and want me to succeed. Currently I am interning at CNY Services and Vera House and without the Falk College I would not be getting this amazing real life experience. I love being an ambassador for my college because I get to share with current and future students all that the David B. Falk College has to offer.

I have done nothing but grow as an individual here at S.U. and I have said before I could not be more proud to wear Orange. After I graduate I would love to travel the world, and explore every opportunity I can before settling down somewhere and finding a job that I truly love.