Isabella Falcione

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College of Visual and Performing Arts

What attracted you to Syracuse University?
I was first attracted to the visual appeal of SU’s campus – I find it stunning! Once I arrived for a campus tour, my attraction for SU only continued to grow. I learned more about the wide variety of majors and academic programs available, which allowed me to feel like there was a place for me on this campus. Additionally, I was attracted to the school spirit, sports teams, and strong alumni network across the world. Once I got here I realized the importance of being involved in club and organizations, which continued to grow my love for SU!

What organizations are you involved with on-campus that you are really passionate about and why?
Being involved in organizations and clubs is my favorite thing about being a student at Syracuse! I am involved in OrangeSeeds, First Year Players, University 100, VPA Ambassadors, VPA Peer Advisor, BlackBox Players, and Baked Magazine. I have been able to explore and express different mediums of creativity through my campus involvement. Costume design is a passion of mine that has grown and flourished due to my involvement in FYP and BlackBox Players. These theater organizations have taught me the importance of collaboration and motivation, as well as the value of theater in our society. They are spaces where your creative outlook and ideas are extremely valued and cherished by those around you. People want everyone on their team to succeed, so they can build a beautiful picture together. Through VPA Ambassadors and University 100, I am able to utilize my public speaking skills to share stories and personal experiences at SU.

How has your time at Syracuse shaped you?
Syracuse has absolutely changed me and shaped me into who I am. Since stepping on campus, my eyes have been opened to new perspectives. By meeting new people, exploring new places, and learning new things inside and outside the classroom, I have gained a whole new perspective of the world. Though analyzing these new perspectives, I have learned how to be passionate, and the importance of being passionate. Regardless of what you are studying, reading about, watching, or talking about, everyone has something to be passionate about. Through getting to know people, I have made it my mission at SU to learn about what motivates people, and what’s the ‘why’ behind their life goals and ideas. The overflowing amount of passion and motivation at SU has allowed me to learn more about myself, the people around me, and the world we live in.

Why do you think alumni should support SU?
SU thrives on providing endless opportunity for students. In order to continue to keep the opportunities fresh, new, and exciting, cost does become an important factor. We have incredible resources at this university, which is something that makes SU, SU. Supporting SU will allow the opportunities and resources to stay relevant, and play an important role in shaping a student’s SU experience.

If you had a chance to thank a donor right now, what would you say?
Thank you! Thanks to your generous donation, SU has the funds to help shape another unique student experience here at SU.

Why are you proud to be a part of the Orange family?
The Orange family because it is a group of people who stop at nothing to get what they want, help who they want, and learn and advocate for what they want. Being motivated, ambitious, fearless, and passionate are important characteristics of the Orange family, and being surround by people with these values makes me extremely proud to be Orange.