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Lisa Ritter, Online Student Ambassador Coordinator

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Lisa Ritter '14 is a Media Studies and Digital Arts major and a French minor from Westford, MA. She is part of the Founders Society, a DJ at SMC's radio station WWPV, a co-editor of the yearbook, and an avid skier. Lisa loves photography, social media, her cats, and traveling. She even spent fall of her junior year abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lisa likes St. Mike's because "everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Students, professors, faculty - they all want to help you achieve your goals."


Ben Rosbrook

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Ben Rosbrook '15 is from Syracuse, NY, double majoring in Anthropology and Biology. On campus, he is involved in Green Up, Founders Society, Common Ground, the Wilderness Program and the swim team. Ben speaks four languages and, somewhat unbelievably, has never been to Disney World. He likes St. Mike's because "the professors are great and it's in Vermont! Also, the Smuggs pass."


Mike Brown

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Mike Brown '14 is from Dunstable, MA, majoring in Biology and minoring in Business. Mike is involved in many activities including Green Up, MOVE, Founder's Society and the Wilderness Program. On a typical winter weekend you can find him taking advantage of the nearby skiing at Smuggs or Bolton. Mike once tried being a vegetarian for a week before realizing that he does not actually eat any vegetables. He likes Saint Mike's because everyone is friendly and there is always something to do on or around campus.


Susanna Shigo

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Susanna Shigo '16 is a Media Studies/Digital Arts/Journalism Major from Shelton, CT. Along with being a blogger, she plays rugby for the women's team on campus and is a tour guide for the Founder's Society. You can most commonly find her tweeting away, painting her nails, drinking coffee or looking up strange videos on YouTube. Some fun facts about her include that she has a twin brother, she is left-handed, she can make a darn good friendship bracelet, and that she hates sneezing. She likes Saint Mike's because "it really is such a family. Everyone is so supportive and welcoming!"


Katelyn Whitman

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Katelyn Whitman '14 is from Meriden, Connecticut double majoring in History and Theatre with a triple minor in Classical Civilizations, Religious Studies and Medieval Studies. She is very involved as a VITA Team Leader, Drama Club Vice President, and as a Tour Guide and Blogger for the Founders Society. She enjoys all aspects of social media and unleashes her inner nerd by working at the IT Helpdesk. Studying abroad is one of her favorite college memories. As a senior, her time is winding down at Saint Mike's: "I'm making the most of my college experience here and I know that there will always be a home for me at Saint Mike's, no matter where I go!" 


Kathryn Miyahira

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Kathryn Miyahira '16 hails from San Mateo, California and is majoring in Spanish. Outside of class, she can be found skiings at Smuggs, longboarding around campus and volunteering with MOVE. Asked what she likes most about Saint Mike's, she admits "I love how you can walk across campus and see at least five people that you know. You're always saying hi to people."


Nathan Gabel

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Nate Gabel '15 is a Business Administration and Media Studies double-major and a Creative Writing minor from Saint Albans, Vermont. He's a big fan of running, going to concerts, singing, and writing in his downtime. He's also a member of the Vermont Air National Guard.


Marci Wood

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Marci Wood '14 is from Chateaugay, NY majoring in Biology (pre-pharmacy) and minoring in Chemistry. Some of her many on-campus activities and roles include Founders Society, peer tutoring, retreat team leader and studying leeches for a summer research project. Marci is also an avid collector of nail polish and likes going to concerts at Higher Ground, taking pictures of squirrels and loves cats. She likes Saint Mike's because "of all the amazing opportunities students have to be involved on campus!"


Kayley Mavridis

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Kayley Mavridis '14 is a Spanish and French double major from Wantagh, New York (a short eight hours from Saint Mike's by her count). She is part of the Honors Program and GREAT housing and loves meeting new people and making new friends.  She had never heard about Saint Mike's until her junior year of high school, when she received the Book Award. Since then, Saint Mike's "has proven to be the perfect fit for me" and she hopes it will for other students, too.


Claire Cavanaugh

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Claire Cavanaugh '17 is from Newbury, Massachusetts. She is a Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts major here at St. Mike's and chose to come to Vermont because she loves the area and the idea of all the Wilderness Program, MOVE, and study abroad opportunities. She also hoped from the beginning to get into blogging for the school and is excited to be realizing that dream!


Dom Wood

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Dominic Wood '15 is a Media Studies and Digital Arts major and a Theatre minor from Clarksburg, MA. He is the PSA & News Director for the SMC radio station WWPV and also loves participating in the Drama Club and Green Up. You are likely to find him in the theater working on a play or in Bergeron editing a film. Dom studied abroad in Florence, Italy during fall semester '13 but is happy to be back on the SMC campus where he loves the close-knit community and the chance to get outside and go skiing in the winter or mountain biking when the snow melts.


Cecelia Schnobrich

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Cecelia Schnobrich '17 is a Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts major with a Business minor from Grand Marais, Minnesota, a small town even colder than Vermont. She likes photography, being outside, spontaneity, and the smell of vanilla. She chose St. Mike's because of the beautiful area and the friendly people. 


Brendan Oates

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Brendan "Boates" Oates '15 is an Environmental Studies major from White Plains, NY. He very much enjoys Frisbee, theater, radio, playing the ukulele, rock climbing and procrastinating. Be careful on a walk in the woods with him, as he admits he'll try to identify every tree, plant, bug and animal he encounters. An interesting fact about Boates is that he was once attacked by a duck. He likes St. Mike's because it "offers a ton of great things I would never have been able to do if I went somewhere else." And also because the ducks here are a little nicer than elsewhere.


Emily Clegg

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Emily Clegg '16 is an English major from Weymouth, MA. She is involved with Drama Club, VITA, Founder's Society, and is a DJ for the SMC radio station WWPV. Emily loves nail polish, cooking, and her cat. In her spare time, she can be found drawing memes on her friend's whiteboards and going down to Church Street Marketplace. She likes Saint Mike's because "the opportunities I have encountered here are amazing. I have formed close relationships with my friends and professors and am so happy to call Saint Mike's my second home."


Alex Byrne

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Alex Byrne '14 is a Psychology major from Mamaroneck, NY, who also minors in History. Alex is an extremely involved member of MOVE and Founders Society and is also a VITA team leader. In her spare time, she read, cooks for her friends and specializes in making people's day. How, you ask? Well, she admits to "adoring" hugs and offers them to whoever on campus might need them. She likes Saint Mike's because "it's become my second home - no matter who you meet, whether it be professors, students, or even the sweet people at the Knightstand, you always feel the presence of the SMC family!"


Jessica Campbell

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Jessica Campbell '15 is from Canastota, NY with a double major in Media Studies/Journalism/Digital Arts and Applied Linguistics. Her hobbies include photography (she's in the Photo Club), ballet, bowling (with a high game of 262!) and tennis. Perhaps most importantly, she can ride a unicycle. She likes St. Mike's because "it really has become my home away from home and the community feeling is irreplaceable."


Maura Grogan

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Maura Grogan '14 is a Computer Science major and a Mathematics minor from Fords, NJ.  She is president of Celtic Knights Irish Step Dancing Club, an active member of Campus Ministry, and part of the Founders Society.  Maura loves traveling and studied abroad in Bangor, Wales spring of her junior year.  She also enjoys puzzles, crocheting, and experimenting in the kitchen.  Maura enjoys St. Mike's for "it's community oriented atmosphere.  Even when I show up somewhere without a friend, I can find someone I know from a class, a club, or just someone I happen to know on campus."


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