Paige Rain Palmisano

Paige Palmisano

Hometown:  Milwaukee, Wisconsin
University:  Mount Mary University
Study focus: Dual major of Psychology and Public Relations with a New Media Writing Minor

Why did you choose to attend Mount Mary University?
I chose to attend Mount Mary because it is taught by actual professors who take an interest in you. I enjoy the small class sizes that allow for effective learning of all perspectives. Mount Mary is here to help me grow with values, while also pushing me forward into the real world.

How has financial aid impacted your college experience?
As a first-generation college student, aid was a major factor in my attendance. Without the scholarships and grants I received, I would not be attending Mount Mary. I am fortunate enough to benefit from the Wisconsin Grant along with other aid resources.

What will a college degree mean to you?
Earning my degrees will mean that I have not only made myself proud but those around me. With my degrees, I can officially help those around me in a professional manner. Yes, they are just a piece of paper to some, but to me, they will be the result of my hard work over the years paying off.

Have you learned something during college you didn’t expect?
So far during my college experience, I have learned that you can learn from people other than your professors. You meet such a wide range of people who offer their life experience. College is a diverse area that does not pertain to just those out of high school. While you are learning from them, you’re also teaching those around you also.

What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation, I plan to stay in Wisconsin. My next step would be to pursue my master’s degree in psychology.

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