My first post!

    This is my first official Hawk Talk post!  Blogging on here is a lot different from the amateur blogging I did once from my middle school xanga and myspace pages.  It's also a lot different from, tumblr, the blogs I've had to keep for class and my facebook page (does that count as a blog?).   Either way, I'm excited to tell you a little bit about my journey this summer.  And I'm so happy you're here reading it.

  I actually feel a lot of pressure as I sit down to type this first post.  I've read through some of the other posts on here.  Students are blogging from Italy and Peru.  I'm blogging from Staten Island... the admissions office at Wagner, to be more specific.

  My name is Kellie Griffith and I am going to be a junior next year!  I can't even put into words how quickly my first two years at Wagner have gone by.  And now, right before I start my third year here, I'm spending some of my summer right here on the Wagner campus.  I'm interning in admissions which is a lot of fun!  I get to work on individual projects and give two tours a day.  Also, I'm working for the Port Richmond Partnership.  As a member of the Port Richmond Student Advisory Board (PRSAB), I get to work first hand with the Port Richmond community here on Staten Island.  It's a rich and diverse community that I've been volunteering in since my first year learning community.  This summer, I'll be doing more research intensive work with the community. 

  Anyway, so far I've successfully moved from my dorm room in Harborview Hall, where I am an RA, to Towers Hall, where I'm sharing a room for the summer with one of my friends.  (I know, disappointing already.  Other students on here have moved to different countries but I just switch residence halls.)  I've also sucessfully made the two and a half hour drive from my home in Riverhead, on eastern Long Island, to Staten Island this morning amidst post-Memorial-Day traffic.  Today, I start interning in the admissions office and tomorrow I start working with the Port Richmon Partnership.  I'll be sure to keep you all updated with the exciting things that are going on here at Wagner and beyond!

Now, I have to end this blog post.  I can't think of anything clever to say, either.  So much pressure.  Erik in Italy says "ciao for now".  So clever.  What should I say...?

Thanks for Hawk Talking! Hawk Talk to you later!

...I'll try to think of something, I promise.  Suggestions are welcome!

Stopped to eat lunch outside with some friends after a long day moving into Towers Hall!

Author: Kellie Griffith

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