Ferry finds new home as director of student activities

By Abigail Keefe
March 17, 2005

Shawn Rice

Upon entering Shippensburg University as a business major, Anne Ferry never anticipated working in a college setting.

Sophomore year, Ferry changed her major to sociology and became more involved in student organizations. It wasn’t until a club adviser mentioned working in Student Affairs that Ferry gave any thought to the field. After attending an information session on careers for sociology majors, Ferry began to think about graduate programs. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Ferry headed to the State University of New York College at Buffalo where she would receive a master of Science in Student Personnel Administration.

During graduate school, Ferry had an assistantship in Career Development. “It was a great experience and I learned a lot, but I didn’t really get to meet a lot of students,” Ferry said. Working on a small campus is what intrigued Ferry to Cabrini; she would have the chance to get to know the community.

Upon graduation, Ferry wanted to try something different. She took an assistant director position at Franklin and Marshall College where she advised the Programming boards and worked on orientation, family weekend, senior events and alumni weekend committees.

With only a year of experience at Franklin and Marshall, Ferry interviewed for the director position after her supervisor left. This position allowed her to head orientation planning and implementation. In addition, she worked closely with student government and major campus concerts. Ferry hopes to use her experience, while better understanding the campus community a little better “to continue the great work that is already being done in the Office of Student Activities.”

“She’s very soft spoken but will prove to be a huge impact on Cabrini. With her as the advisor of the Student Government Association (SGA), she’s willing and able to help us with anything necessary to make ourselves better as an organization and as leaders of Cabrini,” said Sarah Madden, the president of SGA.

“I think the first major program that we will be changing is the Orientation program,” said Ferry. Changes to this include having students move-in prior the start of classes and begin orientation then opposed to the summer. Ferry believes it “will be a great experience for our incoming students and will give them the opportunity to become acclimated to their new surroundings before starting classes.”

“Anne is a wonderful addition to Cabrini. I think the Office of Student Activities will continue to moving in a positive, student-friendly direction under her leadership,” Amy Hecht, the assistant director of Student Activities, said.

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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