Meredith Gagnon ’11

Hometown:
Manchester, NH

Education:
BA, Communication – Professional Option, Plymouth State University

Why Plymouth?
Plymouth State is a whole new experience and when I was a student here, I started to realize what the campus is all about. It truly is about the people on this campus – whether it be friends, students, faculty or staff. Everyone on campus is always willing to lend a hand to help out with anything, or to simply grab a cup of coffee with you. Another reason I love working for Plymouth is the view of the campus. How often can you truly walk across a campus and have a picturesque view of the mountains in the background? It truly is breathtaking.

Favorite Movie?
Don’t really have one. I am a big fan of action movies, though.

Favorite Plymouth Eatery?
Six Burner Bistro. The food is always amazing every time I go there! Its quick service and unique food options always keep me coming back for more.

Favorite Spot on Campus?
The HUB (Hartman Union Building). It’s always hustling and bustling inside the student union building. It also has two of my favorite places inside the building – the gym and a coffee shop. Yum!

Favorite Pro Sports Team?
Boston Bruins

Mac or PC? Mayo or Miracle Whip? Chocolate or Vanilla?
I like both types of computers. I am definitely a mayo person; Miracle Whip grosses me out! My favorite is dark chocolate; something about the bitterness adds that extra touch that is needed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Favorite Quote?
“Carpe Diem!”

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