Isabel Reedy

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School of Education


What attracted you to Syracuse University?
I immediately fell in love with the school spirit and the opportunities opened up to me from so early on including the opportunity to study Health & Exercise Science, be a part of the Renee Crown University Honors Program, study abroad, and complete original undergraduate research. Not many other universities I was interested in during high school were able to provide all of that for me, which really set SU apart.

What organizations are you involved with on-campus that you are really passionate about and why?
I am involved in OttoTHON, the Forever Orange Student Alumni Council, club soccer, and am a sister of Delta Gamma. I love that OttoTHON gave me a way to advocate for pediatric disease as I have been affected by it multiple times in my life, that the Forever Orange Student Alumni Council gave me a way to show how much I love and am proud to be an SU student, that club soccer let me continue playing a sport I love, and that Delta Gamma gave me philanthropy and leadership opportunities.

How has your time at Syracuse shaped you?
Syracuse has given me more opportunities than I could ever begin to share. SU gave me the opportunity to study abroad twice in Nepal and Ireland, to work with professors that are leaders in their respective fields, and has allowed me to grow not only academically, but personally.

What motivates you to give back to Syracuse?
I would not have been able to accomplish all that I have at SU without the help of generous donors and I want to be able to help the next generation of SU students.

What has been your favorite Syracuse experience so far?
My favorite SU experience by far was the ability to study abroad in Nepal and hike to Mt. Everest Base Camp. While I was there, I not only took a class in an "untraditional" setting for my major, but I was able to be a part of ground-breaking exercise science research.

Why do you think alumni should support SU?
I think alumni should support SU to give the next generation of SU students the ability to thrive both on-campus during college, and off-campus after graduation in wherever their career path will take them.

If you had a chance to thank a donor right now, what would you say?
I would say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without your generosity, SU would not have been able to provide me so many opportunities both in and out of the classroom throughout my past 4 years.