Graduate reflects on impact of bringing nationally recognized speakers to campus

May 17, 2023

paul capuzzo poses smiling in a blue shirt with the quinnipiac bobcat on it

Paul Cappuzzo ‘23, a hardworking political science major, was involved in a variety of organizations during his four years at Quinnipiac, but one role in particular led him to leaving a lasting mark on the university.

From being a part of Chief Experience Officer Tom Ellet’s voter education and registration committee, to serving as vice president of his fraternity Beta Theta Pi, Cappuzzo’s involvement stretched across many facets of #BobcatNation.

He was an orientation leader for two years before being selected to serve as an intern leading the orientation program, which helped define his time at Quinnipiac.

“One of my favorite Quinnipiac memories has to be during my time as an orientation leader in 2021. I worked with a staff that was all, so, close with each other; it was a supportive environment that made us all want to be there even on the hottest of days; we all looked forward to working the next session because of the community we had grown,” said Cappuzzo.

Cappuzzo also served on the executive board for three years prior to being elected president of Quinnipiac Democrats, where he brought multiple nationally recognized speakers to the university. 

“What I’m most proud of regarding this project is our ability to get the community excited and interested in and about politics,” he said. “I saw the effect that bringing folks like Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro and New York Times best-selling author David Hogg had on people. It means a lot to know that you are responsible for having brought that out.”

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