Morgan is currently a junior at the University of New Haven, majoring in forensic science with a concentration in chemistry. She is a lifelong resident of Connecticut and hails from Oxford, Connecticut. Impressed by the smaller community environment that UNH offers, Morgan has chosen to live on campus to live the full college experience! If you have attended any of the university’s home football games, you have certainly seen Morgan dancing on the sidelines as a member of our dance team.
What was the reason you choose the University of New Haven?
The University of New Haven has one of the best forensic science programs out of all the schools that I looked at. I also chose it because it is a school where the classes are small enough for the teachers to know who I am —I’m not just another face in the classroom — but still large enough for me to feel that I am constantly meeting new people.
Describe your experience so far at the University of New Haven.
I have had a wonderful time here at UNH. I feel that I have grown so much, not only as a student but also as an individual. My friends have become my family, and I have made many memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I have also enjoyed feeling challenged by my classes and pushing myself to produce the best work that I can.
Do you belong to any clubs/organizations? If so, which ones?
Yes — University of New Haven Dance Team, Honors Student
Council, Alpha Lambda Delta honors society, Forensic Science and Chemistry Club, Honors Program.
What do you like most about the University of New Haven?
I love the atmosphere that UNH provides. All of my teachers and friends are willing to help me succeed but only if I put in the effort. They do not want to see me fail when they know that I am working to my full potential. Although UNH is located in a city, I feel very safe living and being on campus. There are many activities and trips that are held during the weekend, such as trips to the movies and amusement parks as well as sporting events, so there is always something for everyone.
What would you tell students that are interested in the University of New Haven?
I would tell students to definitely shadow a UNH student because you get a totally different experience shadowing than you do when taking a group tour. You get to actually sit in classes and meet some of the students who go here. You can also ask your shadow any questions that you might not have felt comfortable asking on the tour. They are always willing to give you an honest answer. After I shadowed, I realized that UNH is where I belonged and became excited to be part of the class of 2013.