Silvetta Agosto

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Graduation Date: May 2016
High School/Hometown: Ewing High School/Trenton, NJ
Clubs/Activities: Women’s Lacrosse Team

Silvetta AgostoThere are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the right university, but for Silvetta Agosto ’16, it was the empathetic nature of the school that sold her on Georgian Court.

For Silvetta, a senior psychology major and member of the GCU women’s lacrosse team, adjusting to college life was no easy feat.

“My time at GCU has been a very positive influence, not only on my personal life, but on my career path as well. GCU was everything I expected it to be and more. Many people I’ve met during my GCU experience have impacted me in a positive way and made my undergraduate career memorable!”

After the unexpected death of her father and birth of her now four-year old son, she found trying to overcome her personal hurdles while adjusting to her freshman year of college to be overwhelming.

Trying to find a balance between family and school, Silvetta transferred to GCU, finding the campus community and atmosphere to be more supportive than her previous university.

“I chose GCU to feel more at home,” notes Silvetta. “When someone attends GCU, they are not just another number on a class roster.”

While Silvetta found her time at GCU to be a very influential time in her undergraduate career, she herself has become a big influence on other students through her participation in various university programs and campus athletics.

Last fall, Silvetta led a program on campus, sponsored by a local drug and alcohol awareness coalition, to raise awareness by sharing prevention, treatment, and recovery stories from people who have struggled with substance and alcohol abuse. She also played a key part in the success of the women’s lacrosse team.

Following her final season of lacrosse and her graduation in May, Silvetta plans to continue her education by entering the police academy and pursuing her dream of becoming a homicide detective.

“Balancing schoolwork with being part of a sports team can have its challenges,” says Silvetta. “But playing a sport at the college level and at a university you love makes it all worth it at the end.”

Story contributed by Alexandria J. Graziosi ’15, who graduated in December with a B.A. in English

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