This is the second year that we are honored to have senior Communications Studies students from West Chester University with us!
These are four students of Dr. Bessie Lawton, working on a senior capstone course. The goal of the class is to have students experience and grow their understanding of issues/perspectives of people who are different from themselves, through an interpersonal/intercultural focus. Students learn different theories, breaking down stereotypes, and exploring issues of privilege. Each student is required to do 12 hours of service, in at least 3 visits over the course of the semester. The students will also talk about their experience in final class presentation on Friday May 1 at 10am in Main Hall 400.
Please greet them at Makom Kadosh: The JFCC events, answer their questions, and make them feel welcome and at home with us.
Meet these four great WCU students:
Seanan McCartin is a 21-year-old senior at West Chester University who commutes from home. She studies Communication and has an Italian minor. She aspires to work in either the corporate or small business world in marketing or a similar field. She is an animal lover who has four dogs, two cats, and five turtles. She also loves being an aunt to her three-year-old niece, Autumn. She is looking forward to meeting everyone at the JFCC and learning more about Jewish culture and religion.
TORI (VICTORIA) LANGAN:
My name is Tori and I am a senior Communications major at WCU. While at college, I discovered I have a passion for philanthropy. I would love nothing more than to travel and help people in some capacity after graduation. My other loves are any and all animals, photography and potatoes (love ’em!). Thanks for having us and I can’t wait to learn about the Jewish faith!
Ashley Weinert is a senior at West Chester University, planning to graduate in May. She is majoring in communication studies with a minor in nutrition. Ashley is one of the captains of the West Chester University cheerleading squad. Ashley is Catholic and went to CCatholic school since kindergarten. She is very enthusiastic about being introduced to the Jewish community and traditions!
Single mom with five kids is the only way I can start my story. I was blessed to be raised by the greatest mom in the world. At times our house looked like the TV show “Malcolm in the Middle.” I have three older brothers and a younger sister and we are very close.
One character trait I got from my mom was the courage to dare to dream. She always told me I could do anything I put my mind to. Growing up, money was tight, and it was tough to make ends meet with only one parent providing for five kids. I got to watch my mom work a stay at home business so she could spend more time with us. If it wasn’t for my mom’s determination for running her own business, I wouldn’t have been able to go to college. My mom has inspired me to cultivate my own entrepreneurial spirit. My dream is to travel the world building international businesses. I would like to establish schools that teach and inspire children to become entrepreneurs.
I enjoy reading very much and usually have at least one book one with me at all times. I love playing sports and grew up competing against my siblings. My sister turned out to be the best athlete out of all of us.
After I graduate I plan on traveling, maybe a mission trip this summer with West Chester’s CRU.