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Beni D.

Beni D.

Major: Advocacy and Services for the Deaf

Graduation Year: 2019

Hometown, State: Duxbury, Mass.

My personal motto is: "How others treat you is their path; how you respond to them is yours."

My goals are: To graduate from UNCG with full honors and then attend Gallaudet University for graduate school and attain a degree in social work.

I selected UNCG because: The Professions in Deafness program is one of a kind! And when I came to campus I just fell in love with it and knew I wanted this to be my home for four years.

My best UNCG moment: When I went on a spring break service trip freshman year! We went to Tennessee to volunteer at a wildlife rescue, and it was more fun than I could have imagined!

My biggest surprise at UNCG: How accepting of a campus it is! I love that people with disabilities are included and everything is accessible for them, and I love the diversity here as well!

My favorite place on campus: Definitely College Avenue! It's so beautiful, especially when the trees start to bloom in March!

On the weekends: I work out at the gym, get ahead on schoolwork, and hang out with friends!

My favorite class: "Language and Culture" with Dr. Krive. It was the first honors course I ever took, and I was so scared going into it, but the discussion-based flow of the class made it so easy to learn and participate!

I am involved in: Greek life, where I am philanthropy chair for my sorority, and UNCG’s branch of The Odyssey, where I am a contributing editor.

My favorite food on campus: Salsarita's (I'm a quesadilla addict).

Favorite thing to do in Greensboro: Go downtown! I love seeing plays at Triad Stage and visiting the International Civil Rights Museum.

If I could have a superpower, it would be: Teleportation – it's free and fast transportation!

My one piece of advice for prospective students is: Take advantage of the opportunities UNCG has to offer on campus and get involved! The best skills I have learned that will help make me a hirable employee have come from my extracurricular activities!

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