Cherie Gayle ’13
‘I love giving back to the University that has already given me so much.’
What makes the University of New Haven outstanding? Our people. Charger Nation is made up of hard-working students, talented faculty, devoted staff, and generous donors who all share a passion for the University and a desire to make a difference.
‘I love giving back to the University that has already given me so much.’
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‘Having the MBA from the University at the end of my name certainly played a role in landing the position.’
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I enjoy working with talented faculty and staff who put the students first
I learned more than I ever thought possible
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Studies and community involvement fuel a passion to make change.
A Learning Assistant is just another student, skilled to help others understand a concept better.
I know now that if a scenario comes up, I can grab from the arsenal of knowledge I learned from my EMBA and solve it.
Build a Network for Success in the Music Industry
I'm excited to be graduating because it means I'm ready to go to work and help make our cyberspace safer.
These students are very smart, they love to learn, and I love to teach them. I’m lucky to be doing this.
The program’s dedication to public service continues to grow year after year.
My summer internship was a wonderful experience.
You will be surprised how far a strong work ethic can take you.
It was very humbling to share my work with such a large audience.
I became close with everyone in the group and loved the sense of community I felt right from the start.
Being able to provide the gift of sight to those in need is a very humbling and rewarding experience.
I’m most excited by the potential to create high-quality educational experiences.
During my campus visit, I was very touched by the professionalism of the students I interacted with.
The past four years at the University allowed me to be comfortable with becoming hands-on very quickly.
When I went to the University of New Haven, they gave me the tools I needed and allowed me to be a runner and a student.
SURF has been a great learning opportunity for me.
I love the atmosphere of working for an NHL franchise team.
My mission is to now play a small part in the effort to end blood cancers, and, really, any cancers.
This research is very important to the scientific community as well as the LGBTQ+ community.
As we shared our stories, they seemed interested in my journey from the Donbas to the U.S. many years prior, as none of them had been to the U.S. before.
It was a way to bring together my analytical side with my athletic side, so a mind and body connection.
Your education and experiences at the University of New Haven will prepare you for whatever role or career you pursue.
I'm enjoying learning about sports on an international level.
Strengthening the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging.
This experience will be one I speak incredibly highly of for the rest of my career.
There are so many diverse career opportunities.
My mentors helped me feel comfortable being who I am.
I desire my achievement of being a triathlete on USA Triathlon Team USA to be an opportunity to serve as a role model and to share my message.
I like to tailor my teaching to each student's specific goals.
I would love to work in an environment like this one in the future.
It was incredible to be a part of such an impactful project.
I chose to work at the Inheritance Project because of the opportunity for growth, the shared values, and the intangible benefits.
The people I met at the University gave me the best four years of my life.
I am looking forward to representing my culture in the best way possible.
Having failures helps you find what the margins are and enables you to learn how you can do things differently.
The forensic science program at the University of New Haven made me feel confident in my ability to be a forensic scientist.
I get to go to work every day fighting for what I believe in.
I most definitely want to work at a place like Blackbird Studio.
My time at the University helped me shape my vision of a career in professional sports.
The work I did for my thesis has impacted my goals significantly.
I want to empower occupational therapists.
We belong in all cultures.
I had no idea I would love the environment and the people so much.
My co-workers have become like extended members of my family, and I couldn’t ask for a more supportive experience.
Your success is our success.
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The University has provided me with many leadership opportunities that have led to my success.
My intention was to make even just one person smile.
I am very passionate about organizations that help people live the way they want to live and help people be who they are meant to be.
I am excited to join the University of New Haven and help carry out its ambitious strategic plan.
Be open to all opportunities.
My time at the University has prepared me for success.
I still love what I do just as much – if not more – than when I started.
The best part of my work is mentoring student scientists.
I am incredibly grateful that Dr. Poplawski offered me this opportunity.
I try to bring real-word experience to my students.
Prioritizing equity and access are major components of the University-wide strategic plan
We really have to train people in ways of phrasing questions.
I have gained hands-on experience in my field.
Seeing my students succeed is what I enjoy the most about teaching at the University.
A constant reminder that I am on the right path.
The University did so much for me that I can’t even put it into words.
I always dreamed of going to Italy.
I was in awe of all the hard work.
Working at the University of New Haven in Italy is a dream job.
The most amazing experience of my life.
There is so much opportunity in manufacturing.
Hearing their stories in person is one of the most impactful things for me.
It’s a part of time and history.
I can’t help but want to be a detective.
There’s something magical that happens when you get to help rescue these children and then come back every year and watch them grow up.
I really enjoy leading this team and learning something from each person as things evolve and change on a daily basis.
Change is a verb. You can’t talk change, you have to do change.
I am excited to work on new things and learn different technologies that will eventually help me drive my business and stand out from the competition.
"My time in the forensic technology program was two of the best years of my life."
Sharing the joy of learning as an academic success advisor in the Center for Student Success.
He discovered abilities and confidence he didn’t know he had.
It is very important to be a jack of all trades.
Giving back to the university is the first step in my journey.
It shows the quality of the sport management program at the University.
To be a first-generation student means to be a risk taker and a hard worker.
I always knew the field of interior design was where I belonged.
It’s a passion project of mine
I felt strengthened, equipped, challenged, and hopeful.
My goal is for my photos to emit a feeling that anyone can interpret in their own way through the shapes and composition.
I learned to be more confident in my ability and to trust that I really do have a firm grasp on my future in this field.
I Will Always Represent my Culture and Background
My classes taught me how to be a professional and how to adapt.
The University of New Haven gave me the tools I needed to be successful
This is an exciting opportunity, and it can change an artist’s career.
I am pursuing research that could change the world of forensic DNA analysis.
I am now more confident than ever in my abilities.
I have always been fascinated by how mathematics can describe the distant universe.
Working outside of your comfort zone can be beneficial and help you grow.
I am striving to get my master’s degree and be the first member of my family to earn a degree.
If this is what my post-grad work life is going to be, then I made the right choice.
As a full-time college student, becoming a co-coordinator for this program helped expand my perspective on what it is like to be a teacher.
The SURF Program has given me a great opportunity to explore a new branch of research.
My experience at the University has taught me the importance of networking – and it led to my internship at the John B. Pierce Laboratory.
The lessons I have learned will allow me to be successful in other fields and will make an impact on my future.
'I will cherish these memories and wonderful learning experiences.'
' Nothing is more rewarding then helping a student and watching their growth, development, and confidence soar '
A calling to help at-risk youth leads to advocacy work and the chance to help reform State programs.
Every year it is very rewarding to hear from speakers, panelists, and audience members about their experiences in STEM.
I now know my abilities as a writer, my own self-worth, and that what I say matters and people need to hear it.
As soon as I set foot on campus, I felt at home.
The Stable’ provides my teammates and me with the best possible gaming experience.
I couldn’t have imagined a better graduate school experience than the one I had at the University of New Haven.
I am excited to see where the role takes me.
I hope it helped students become more globally and culturally aware of different perspectives.
I have the skills I will need to succeed in medical school.
My experience at the University of New Haven was an exciting journey.
Attending the University of New Haven allowed me to reinvent myself.
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I view education as a gift that cannot be taken for granted.
The decreased surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 at high temperatures is important.
It was a no-brainer for me, and I confirmed my acceptance shortly thereafter.
When you're surrounded by so many great people, it's hard not to find a bit of success yourself.
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I now look at Black History Month as a time of both reflection and assessment.
Don’t be afraid to take the next step.
Being a part of such a historic moment meant a lot to me.
I hope that bioinformatics-based research like mine provides a basis for further research.
I love my job.
I find it really moving when things in our modern world can bring us back to our roots.
I believe part of the college experience is challenging your own ideas.
I had many opportunities that enabled me to learn from colleagues and leaders in the field.
An opportunity to embrace change and grow as a person.
The University has done a lot to prepare me for success.
Alumna recognized for dedication to chemical engineering field.
You will discover something great inside of you.
I hope we can come together and learn from one another’s experiences.
Being able to persevere this semester is something I am very proud of.
The University has been a huge part of my life.
I am fully engaged and have learned so much.
I’ve seen a lot of enthusiasm and excitement from the faculty.
I like that the biomedical engineering program at the University is hands on and very practical.
The University of New Haven does a great job of being an innovative institution.
University of New Haven Names Shaily Menon, Ph.D., Dean of its College of Arts and Sciences.
I can’t wait to be a part of not only an amazing academic program, but an amazing community.
I bleed computer science and software engineering.
Being able to help students see their work come to life is incredible.
The field of forensic genetic genealogy is rapidly evolving and has become an extremely powerful investigatory tool.
I was both excited and honored.
We want to uplift Latin@ voices.
I’ve definitely grown through the duration of my internship.
Potential to be the next Einstein
Receiving this award is really validating to me as a young scientist.
I hope this research can provide some of the missing pieces needed to reduce their occurrence.
I was fascinated by how the algorithms would be able to find mathematical relationships and patterns in the dataset.
The community and the environment at the University are special.
Chief of police at the University and the father of two Chargers, his career in law enforcement has brought him to the White House and back to his alma mater.
I learned so many things from this research project, but one of the biggest things was how unique every sample of gunshot residue is.
I know I am only one person, but just as a tiny pebble creates great ripples when dropped in a lake, my goal for this event was to inspire participants to reach out to others – especially those they disagree with – and serve the greater good together.
I want my podcast to be a platform for education
I feel that the opportunities I’ve had have given me a glimpse into my future and, thus, have better prepared me for success.
The thing that I most want my students to learn from this is that the techniques we teach in class are being used every day in hospital labs to help diagnose and care for patients.
When I Look Back to My First Day at the University, I Can See How Far I have Come
I have had endless support from my teachers and advisers, and I am confident I have the tools I need for my future success.
I have learned how to look at situations holistically in order to craft tailored solutions that benefit everyone involved.
I am interested in specializing in East Asian affairs academically and professionally, and this scholarship will expose me to a culture and environment I aim to learn more about and understand.
Living through COVID-19 has made me more eager to become a healthcare provider who will advocate for her patients.
There are so many critical and devoted professionals who are doing everything they possibly can to save lives, mitigate risks, curtail exposures, and sustain themselves as they battle this historic pandemic.
If there’s anything life has taught me, it's that the right education and the right mentorship opportunities matter.
I will not allow myself to be the reason my loved ones get sick.
It was a perfect but rare combination of what I wanted to pursue.
My experiences at the University of New Haven have enabled me to improve my technical writing and to feel more comfortable presenting in front of people.
I like to say that I make an impact, that I want to leave a legacy wherever I’ve been, and I try to make it known that I was there.
I love that food can have an important impact for athletes on the field and in their overall health.
Healthcare is naturally fast-paced, but during this pandemic, it feels like one hour is two weeks.
The thought of focusing on math was enticing to me, however alien that sounds to most people.
A lot of responsibility hinges on these details.
This has made me much more aware of the inequalities that people face and the role I can have in making a change.
You have to take a quantum leap with your imagination because the problem is so extensive.
It’s a perfect gateway to full-time employment.
My favorite part about teaching is learning from my students.
Attending the University of New Haven was clearly one of the best decisions I’ve made.
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Now that I’m on the other side of the service-learning experience, I’ve come full circle.
Becoming skilled at math means you are skilled at many types of problem solving, whether it’s directly mathematical or not.
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It’s a lot easier to be successful when you love what you’re doing.
A passion for bettering the lives of inmates.
International experience “changed me as a person".
I’d love to get involved with renewable energy. But there are so many interesting areas in electrical engineering that I could see myself pursuing many different avenues.
This experience was beneficial, both educationally and personally.
The experience enabled me to learn about taphonomy and field research firsthand.
Having the ability to openly collaborate with them on this research was incredibly helpful.
I can promote diversity, inclusion, and understanding through the organizations I represent.
What I like best about Ireland is the beauty of the country itself and the laid-back environment.
The study abroad experience opened my eyes to the possibility of broadening my horizons and gave me the courage to reach beyond my comfort zone.
This experience gave me a deeper understanding of how monetary decisions are made within the state.
There are so many interesting niche topics.
I was able to create memories.
I am so excited about where the Tagliatela College of Engineering is going, with its emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship.
I-Fest is a family-friendly event in which diverse groups of people celebrate what makes us unique.
It is more like adding some colors to our life, rather than just playing.
The education I received developed a solid foundation for me.
Meet new people, and try new things. You never know when you will be back in these places!
Opportunities with College Football Playoff and Pro Bowl provide valuable experience, enhance resume
This program has offered me more than I could ask for.
Some of the most beautiful places in the world.
I got to see first-hand.