Leslie Castonia

Leslie CastoniHometown:
Reston, VA

Education:
BS, Liberal Studies, Ferrum College

Why Plymouth?
I love the people and I am inspired by the PSU students daily.

Favorite Movie?
Don’t have one. But I love anything on HGTV.

Favorite Plymouth Eatery?
Biederman’s. They have great food and it’s owned by two Plymouth alums. I also love the fact that Scott and Patty Biederman contribute to and support the University in so many ways. It shows what a great community we have.

Favorite Spot on Campus?
The HUB (Hartman Union Building). I love to run in to students and hear about all the great things they are involved in.

Favorite Pro Sports Team?
Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers

Favorite Quote?
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

Outstanding Students

Erica Haase

Erica Haase

 

More About Erica

Why did you choose to come to Plymouth State?


“I chose Plymouth State because the University is close to my hometown and I love the look and feel the campus. Plymouth is the perfect size, it has a great business program, which is my major, and I love the surroundings around the campus, the skiing and hiking.”

What do you like best about your major/academic program?


“The thing that I like best about the business department and classes that I take is that a lot of the teachers are very friendly and approachable. Even if I am taking a class in a lecture hall the teachers still get to know you and will recognize you when they see you outside the classroom.”

What activities are you involved in outside of class?


“Outside of class I am a member and the vice president of Women’s rugby, I am a member of MAPS (which stands for Marketing Association of Plymouth State) I am an admission rep (so I give tours of campus) and I work on the Rec. Programs marketing team. At work I work with other students to maintain Rec. Programs Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and we take pictures and videos of all the events and intramural sports that Rec. Programs run.”

How have you changed since you first arrived at PSU?


“I have changed a lot since I started attending PSU. In high school I was very quiet when talking to people and not very outgoing. Since then I have become very outgoing and gained self confidence. Everything that I have done while at Plymouth State has helped to build my self confidence.”

~Erica