Thursday, October 5, 2017

Meet our Pride Guides: Lyndsey, Delaney & Bhakti

With the fall semester in full swing, we’re so excited to introduce you to some more of our new Pride Guides!

Lyndsey Yackel

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Williamson, NY
Early Childhood/ Childhood Education & Drama Performance
Campus Involvement:
Danceworks, Rhythmix, the fall main stage production of HAIR
Favorite class so far? "Drama 55! I am on an assignment in the costume shop for "The Nerd" (one of our fall productions), so i get to do something I've never done before."Favorite part of campus? "The Student Center. I love when all the tables in the atrium are full of clubs and campus involvement! Also the food! :)"

Delaney Barac
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Franklin, MA
Major/Minor: Public Relations Major, Music Minor
Campus Involvement: WRHU Radio Hofstra University, Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association, Public Relations Student Society of America, She EO's, Her Campus
Favorite Class So Far? Fundamentals of Public Relations
Favorite Part of Campus? "Definitely the 10th floor of the Axinn Library."

Bhakti Patel
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
Major: Pre-Health with a concentration in Disability Studies
Campus Involvement: American Medical Student Association, Project Sunshine
Favorite Class So Far? Music Around the World
Favorite Part of Campus? "I love the quad area, especially during the spring. It's a great spot to hang out with friends and enjoy the beautiful surroundings."

Friday, September 29, 2017

Meet Our Pride Guides: Lauren, Kennedy & Brandon

With the fall semester in full swing, we’re so excited to introduce you to some of our new Pride Guides!


Lauren Denker

Year: Junior

Hometown: San Rafael, CA

Major: Public Relations

Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi, Hofstra Hillel, PRSSA, NRHH, Swim Club
Favorite movie: “Ghost”
Favorite Hofstra moment: Volunteering in the Media Filing Center during the debate.


Kennedy Cymerman

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Major: Drama

Campus Involvement: Chorale, Band, Orchestra, Makin' Treble, WRHU

Favorite movie: “Dodgeball”
Favorite Hofstra Moment: Spending her summer as a Welcome Week Coordinator.

Brandon Crofts
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lynbrook, NY
Major: Mathematics
Campus Involvement: HUHC, Resident Assistant, SGA, Quidditch
Favorite movie: “Toy Story" (1, 2 & 3)
Favorite Hofstra Moment: The CAA Watch Party last March, watching the men's basketball team play in the opening round of the playoffs.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Meet Our Admission Counselors

Get to know our admission counselors with a fun game of 'This or That.'

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hofstra Does Pride 2017

The Hofstra community was out in full force on Sunday, June 25, marching for love and equality in the 2017 New York City Pride Parade. This is Hofstra’s second year marching in the parade. Organized by the Division of Student Affairs, participation tripled over the course of one year with 90+ students, alumni and staff in 2017.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

A Reflection

As I quickly approach student teaching and graduating in December, I look back at the years I spent at Hofstra and how many amazing and challenging experiences I had during my years here. I walked onto Hofstra’s campus as a freshman for what would be my first long-term stay away from home, and my family. I was determined to be the coolest and most mature person I could be, but let’s be honest, I was so nervous to meet everyone, and a huge klutz. As my parents and I got out of the car a huge grin and some strawberry blonde hair greeted me with a huge hello and, “Welcome to Hofstra!” This was the first friend I met here at Hofstra. His name was Kilmer, and he became the older sibling I never had. He was there for me through everything. He helped me adjust to life at Hofstra, telling me who the best professors to take were, where to eat, and most importantly, he was there when I needed a hug.

As I started my second year at Hofstra, I walked in more calm, cool and collected, ready to take more education classes, and ready to commit to the five-year masters program. My sophomore year was my year of discovery. I tried new things and explored all of my interests. I was the assistant costume designer and soundboard operator of Masquerade Musical Theatre’s Assassins, I took a history class, a subject high school Emma hated, and I got to spend some time observing in local schools. This year was also a year filled with challenges. I remember I was taking Human Biology, and it just wasn't clicking for me. So I went to see my Biology professor, and after working with him, I got an “A” on the paper! I was so proud of myself and so grateful to Adam, I still make a point to go see him each semester to say hello.

My junior year at Hofstra has just come to a close and I can honestly say it has been the best and most interesting so far. My first semester was spent in a school that I fell in love with that I hope to work at someday. I still go back and see the fourth graders I taught from time to time. I also took an amazing Human Geography class which really opened my eyes to the incredible world we have. I even decided to take another geography class the second semester. Although, I would have to say my favorite classes from my junior year were both with Dr. Jase Bernhardt. Jase is one of the most brilliant and awesome professors I have encountered here at Hofstra. 

As I look forward to my last semester as an undergraduate here at Hofstra, I am excited to be in the classroom student teaching full time, and being able to do research on a topic I am passionate about at the same time. Jase and I even discussed presenting my work at the American Geographical Association’s upcoming conference. Also, some advice to students who are looking into coming to Hofstra or any other school for that matter: you are your own best advocate. Talk to the mentors and professors around you, they are full of knowledge and wisdom, as well as connections that can help you in the future and get you where you wan to be. The people around you are the people that will help lift you to the stars because that's where we are shooting for here at Hofstra.

-Pride Guide Emma Vaccaro

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Summer at Hofstra is full of #HofViews. Take a look for yourself!

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Time for the weekend! 🙃 📸: @kaiserinerza #Hofstra #HofViews

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Turned out to be a rather beautiful day at #Hofstra. 📸: @bobbrinkmann #HofViews

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We put the 🌷 in #TulipTuesday. 📷: @hofstraspecialcollections #Hofstra #HofViews

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Study Abroad Spotlight: Amelia Beckerman

Hi! My name is Amelia, and I’m a sophomore English major and marketing minor from Princeton, New Jersey. 

This semester, I’ve been studying abroad in Berlin, Germany (the coolest city on Earth). So far, the semester has been a whirlwind of new experiences. Before this trip, I had barely traveled outside of the United States, and now every weekend I can hop on a plane to a new country. I’ve eaten waffles in Brussels, visited Neuschwanstein Castle (aka Sleeping Beauty’s Castle) in Schwangau, Bavaria, jumped on in-ground trampolines in Copenhagen, and eaten fondue in Zurich. (Okay, you caught me; two of those were about food). Of course, one of my favorite things to do when I go to a new city is take a free walking tour! What can I say - I love a good tour.

Me in Brussels, Belgium, eating the best waffle of my life with this handsome fella.

Even though I spend a lot of weekends in new cities, Berlin is the best home base I could ask for. It’s a hub for everything from business to the arts. There’s also so much history here, which means there are hundreds of amazing museums to visit. In fact, people in Berlin like to boast that they have more museums than rainy days. Berlin also has a huge outdoor market every Sunday in Mauerpark. It’s full of art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and street food. In the warmer months, they do karaoke there (catch me in May, belting TLC’s No Scrubs).

Me and my new friends outside the Berlin Wall.

In addition to having the best time of my life, I’m also actually studying here. I’m in a program that does intensive German language classes, which means that I have three hours of German every morning on Monday through Thursday. I also take a literature class that focuses on books written in or about Berlin and a class about the relationship between Pop Culture in America and Europe. Even though it’s a lot of work, I love it.

Here’s a picture of me in Copenhagen, attempting to fulfill my dream of eating gelato in every European country.

Studying abroad is so surreal. If you had told me in high school that in a couple years I would be traveling across Europe with people I had just met (and having an amazing time doing it) I’m not sure I would have believed you. Even though I miss Hofstra and my friends there (and of course my fellow Pride Guides), I wouldn’t trade these experiences for the world. And sometimes I’m able to find a little bit of home here!

Is this clock tower in Bucharest, Romania, or outside of Hofstra’s student center? We’ll never know.