Congratulations to our 2021 valedictorians Sarah Haley and Sydney Weiser! The two will tackle the University local community, family, and buddies at this year’s Graduation ceremony. Discover much more about them and their MMC journey down below.
About Sarah Haley ’21
B.A. in Business with a focus in Trend Marketing
B.A. in Community Relations and Strategic Communications
Minor in Legislation and Ethics
When traveling to her more mature sister at college or university in New York, West Coastline-indigenous Sarah Haley fell in enjoy with the power of the Metropolis and realized it was where she had to be. “I required to attend a compact liberal arts faculty and interact with studying outside the classroom,” she clarifies. “After going to MMC, I had a gut feeling it was the ideal position for me.”
This May well, Haley will gain two Bachelor’s levels: one particular in Business enterprise with a concentration in Style Advertising and a second in Community Relations and Strategic Communications, as effectively as a Law and Ethics small. Inside of her initial 12 months at MMC, she centered on extending her education outside of the classroom all over New York City, beginning her first internship at Andy-Wolf Eyewear. Soon ample, Haley was interning at Victoria Beckham and Walt Disney-Marvel Amusement. Just this past summer time, she volunteered at CHA in California, a regional mutual assist corporation aimed at supporting her area group with vital desires and dental, clinical, and authorized assets. At this time, Haley is a corporate communications intern at Louis Vuitton and a tutor at MMC’s Heart for Tutorial Help and Tutoring.
In addition to her dedication to educational excellence, Haley also established Spunky Styles at the get started of 2021, her own design and style company specializing in earrings and keychains and is the Co-President of MMC’s chapter of Her Campus. “As tacky as it seems, attending MMC altered my existence, creating incredible good friends and for the initial-time obtaining teachers that really believed in me made me sense valued, noticed, and self-assured in my skill to take on anything at all. I am grateful for my time at Marymount Manhattan and simply cannot wait around to see almost everything the long run will deliver.”
Immediately after MMC, Haley is determined to remodel the fashion market into a much more sustainable and ethical surroundings. She is thinking about attending a joint J.D. and MBA system, as effectively as acquiring a Ph.D.
About Sydney Weiser ’21
B.F.A. in Musical Theatre
B.A. in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Directing
Through her university look for, Sydney Weiser discovered that Marymount Manhattan College’s Each day Dance system and Musical Theatre curriculum have been specifically the rigor she essential to grow as a performer. Born and lifted in Connecticut, Weiser felt drawn to MMC for the reason that, unlike several other theatre plans, the Office of Theatre Arts not only lets but encourages its theatre college students to discover other academic plans to assist kind properly-rounded artists. Naturally, MMC’s New York Metropolis campus was also a advertising issue. In her initial semester, Weiser joyfully spent an full working day discovering historic theatre landmarks in a scavenger hunt for her Musical Theatre History course and then finished the working day at a Queens bakery for her NYC Seminar, New York Will save the Globe.
All through her time at MMC, Weiser served on the Theatre Arts Pupil Council as a agent and board member, participated in the Management Students Program, directed a few initiatives, assistant directed a Primary Phase output and executed in two, and carried out in various directing jobs, playwriting jobs, and other college student productions. In 2020, Sydney offered “What the Lord Did for Me and the Lamb” from her course in Ethics of Overall performance Reenactment at Honors Working day.
Weiser studied and interned with the Jewish Understanding Fellowship at NYU’s Bronfman Middle in which she served as a Welcome Week ambassador and the Vice President of Shabbat and Holidays for the standard-egalitarian college student group. She has also done a amount of internships, together with with Let us Curate and 25 for 25 Podcasts, and she has done in various plays and cabarets outside of MMC—even in the course of the pandemic. In her ultimate semester, Weiser commenced instructing voice lessons with Tunes and Arts.
For Sydney, the most useful element of her time at MMC has been the school. “Jill Stevenson, Rob Dutiel, Brooke Haney, Bethany Elkin, and their colleagues are so generous with their know-how and so supportive of their students’ ambitions,” she suggests. “The connections I’ve made with my peers will go on as skilled collaboration.”
Currently, Sydney is working on a new world-wide-web sequence entitled Hey, Professor and a new perform The Disappearance of Furguson Bishop: A New Lady Parody Perform with existing college students and new MMC alumni.
Soon after graduation, Sydney intends to continue on coaching non-public voice lessons although auditioning for professional acting possibilities and establishing herself in the directing planet.
All of us at Marymount Manhattan University are deeply inspired by and happy of both of those of our valedictorians. We glimpse ahead to hearing from them at Graduation in May well. Right up until then, our most honest congratulations to these remarkable Griffins!