Ema Scheifele

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School of Architecture

What attracted you to Syracuse University?
The architecture program is very well known was what originally drew me in; after visiting the campus I was sold. I loved the atmosphere here!

What organizations are you involved with on-campus?
I am part of the Curriculum Committee at my school, as well as being a peer advisor and an ambassador.

How has your time at Syracuse shaped you?
I have become a much stronger individual, and have really shaped into my own person. I've mastered so many important life skills like time management, professionalism, and making connections with important people on campus.

What motivates you to give back to Syracuse?
After finding out about how tuition doesn't cover the full cost of operations, I realized how important it is. I also am only able to be here because of scholarship and financial aid, so I know how important it is to families who are not financially strong.

What has been your favorite Syracuse experience so far?
So far I have really loved feeling like I am a part of a community. Freshman year living with a ton of friends is an experience that people rarely get to have again, and I am really glad Syracuse was able to offer me that.

Why do you think alumni should support SU?
They should support SU because SU relies on donations in order to operate successfully; it is similar to paying back loans. Syracuse gave alumni a great experience and a priceless education, so if they are capable, donating even a small amount each year really helps.

If you had a chance to thank a donor right now, what would you say?
I would say thank you for helping my class and future classes have the incredibly important resources we need to reach our highest potential.

Why are you proud to be a part of the Orange family?
This school has so much spirit and pride. I really appreciate the bond that most of the student body has, despite our massive size.