Bobcat community gives thanks

The past year has given so many Bobcats so much to feel grateful for. Here is a selection of some of what our students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents have shared as we approach Thanksgiving.

What are you thankful for? Share it with us by emailing Please include your affiliation with the university and graduation year, if applicable.

"As a Quinnipiac parent, I am so thankful for the community that surrounds my daughter with support and encouragement. I’m thankful for the opportunities that she has had to grow as an individual and student. My daughter, Alexandra, is in the 3+3 program and just started law school. She is also on the tennis team and I am so thankful for her coach, Paula Miller, who is the best coach! Go Bobcats!"
— Leanne McDonald Luehrman

“In my final year at Quinnipiac, I am thankful for the friends, mentors, advisers and professors here who have helped me reach this point. And of course, I am thankful for our campus, Sleeping Giant and the local community for giving me lifelong memories.”
— Mason Glod '23, MS ‘24

"I am so grateful for my friends, family, fur babies, all the blessing that 2023 brought, and all the opportunities 2024 will bring."
— Rachel Davis-Marshall '17

“I’m super thankful for my amazing best friends that I met at Quinnipiac. Even though we graduated and don’t get to see each other as often, I’m so grateful for the bond we share and that is all because of our time here.”
— Gabby Brailovskiy '22, MS '23

“One thing I’m really thankful for is the opportunities Quinnipiac afforded me during my four years there and how it’s translated into my career. With our student television station, Q30, and in classes I learned how to be a strong and thorough journalist. The lessons I was taught at Quinnipiac led to me getting a job right out of school and has really put me on a path for success.”
— Ethan Logue ’23

"I’m thankful for the supportive, encouraging faculty and all others at Quinnipiac for providing our daughter with an excellent college experience. She is thriving at her career as an occupational therapist in a local hospital. Her patients are beneficiaries of the care she provides thanks in large part for all she learned at the 'Q' both in and out of the classroom! Thanks again!"

— Todd Hynes

"I'm grateful for having the opportunity to travel abroad and learn so many new things about the culture and people in France." 
— Lexi Pepe ‘24

"I am thankful to work at a university that provides so many resources to help take care of the wellness needs of our students."
— Kerry Patton

"I am so grateful for the opportunity to watch our coaches, staff and student-athletes achieve so much academic and athletic success throughout the past year."
— Greg Amodio

“This year I am very thankful for movies! It has been a landmark year in cinema — 'Barbie,' 'Oppenheimer,' 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' 'Talk to Me,' 'Past Lives,' and even 'Five Nights at Freddy's' (the highest-grossing horror film directed by a woman). More specifically, I'm grateful for the creative minds and voices that make these works happen; the individuals who truly do not get enough flowers; and the names listed in the credits in tiny fonts. Not the stars or household names but the much smaller names scrolling by in the credits. I'm thankful for those creative teams, crew members, craftspeople and artists who truly make the films and television that enrich our lives and help us dream.”
— Professor Ashley Brandon

“I am thankful for the 3+1 accelerated dual degree program and that I have the opportunity to graduate with two degrees in four years. The courses I have taken through this program have helped me acquire prominent positions in both student organizations and internship roles.”
— Matthew Vogel '24, MS '25

"I am grateful for my family and friends who support me in every way possible. My family is always there for me no matter what. My mom is truly my best friend. My friends are constantly there to cheer me up even on my worst days. They encourage me to stay positive and persistent when classes become stressful. I would never be where I am today without my biggest supporters.”
— Amanda Cinicola '25

“I am very thankful for all of my friends, faculty and staff that I have had the privilege of interacting with in my few years at Quinnipiac. It really goes to show that people care about you that you have only known for a short amount of time that they may have known you.”
— Connor Coar '24, MS ‘25

“I’m thankful for dance and being able to have a way to creatively express myself. Dance has gotten me through some of the toughest parts of my life, and I’m forever grateful to have been dancing since I was 2 and continue my passion through Quinnipiac’s dance company.”
— Krista Birong ’23, MA ‘24

“I am most grateful for the people in my life — my beloved family, dear friends, inspiring colleagues and impressive students. I am thankful for all of them being a part of this journey - they make every day worth it!”
— Professor Blythe Frank

"I'm thankful for my wonderful friends and family — both at home and at work at Quinnipiac."
— Karla Natale '99, MS '14

“I’m thankful for my family’s constant support, my friends who bring light into my day, and for nature! I’m also thankful for good health and the ability to move my body every day.”
— Keirsten Dunn ’23, DPT ‘26

"I'm thankful for my family's support through troubling times and always feeling their unconditional love, I know I can always count on them." 
— Sophie Goodrow ‘26

I am beyond thankful for all of my family and friends for their endless support throughout my Quinnipiac journey.
— Morgan Murray ’23 MBA ‘24

"I'm thankful for the ability to have a job on campus and the friends I have made through my office position."   
— Lauren Jerram ‘24, MBA '25

"I am grateful for the many ways in which our community has supported one another during an especially trying time for our QU Netter community, our nation, and our world. Through their words and actions, our community has truly embodied the spirit of Caring for our Community, a pillar of our strategic plan."
— Phillip Boiselle

“I am thankful for my wonderful professors who are always available to help and their eagerness to see each student succeed. I'm extremely grateful for how welcoming and helpful they truly are.”
— Mike Singer '25

"I'm thankful for my roommates, their never-ending positivity and our long-lasting friendships." 
— Nora Gorman '26

"I am most thankful for my two closest friends, who I cherish dearly and would not trade anything in the world for them."
— Genesis Lajoie '27

“I am grateful for the many students who have worked so hard and have demonstrated such a deep commitment to the art and study of film and television. I am grateful for those moments of joy and those sparks of creative genius that come out in class discussions and in student writing. It makes me so grateful that I get to do the job I love so much.”
— Professor Mary Schmitt

"I'm thankful for the friends that I have in my life that keep me grounded but also super entertained. I am also grateful that my family is healthy and together this Thanksgiving season."
— Shannon Flaherty '22

“I am grateful that I have the opportunity to work with The Agency at Quinnipiac, an amazing group of young professionals who do exceptional work with their clients each semester. They continually inspire me with their enthusiasm, creativity, and results!”
— Professor John Powers 

What are you thankful for? Share it with us by emailing Please include your affiliation with the university and graduation year, if applicable.

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