Spandan Buch ’21 (middle front) and classmates on a field trip for their first-year course Dynamic Earth and Global Change taught by Professor Kelly MacGregor (right back row)

We asked Mac students to give shout-outs to people around campus they appreciate—and they answered:

“I’m grateful for my advisor, Kelly MacGregor, for being an amazing professor and the best guide to staying calm and worry-free as a college first-year. I’m super lucky to have her as my first-year course professor and advisor. Many thanks to her!” –Spandan Buch ’21

“I’m so thankful for the Department of Multicultural Life—special shout-out to Sedric McClure! I’m in the Emerging Scholars Program and I feel that the program has empowered me and taught me so much, especially about how to make the most of my college experience.” –Nita Senesathith ’21

“I am so grateful for my amazing roommate, Hannah Silverman ’18. We got randomly paired together our first year in Doty 1, and I struck the jackpot! She is kind, hardworking, and one of the most fun people I’ve ever met.” –Ellen Tyler ’18

Em Hayward ’21, Jacob Lepak ’20, and Anjali Mani ’20

“I am thankful for Anjali Mani ’20 and Em Hayward ’21! They are great role models for me. They hold me accountable for my actions and are available if I need them at any time! I do not know what I would be doing without them and I am forever grateful that they are such a big part of my life.” –Jacob Lepak ’20

“I’ve had so many great professors at Mac, but a few have gone above and beyond to make sure that I’m doing well. Professor Tina Kruse, my FYC [first-year course] professor and International Roundtable advisor, has always offered a kind word, a gentle question, and a moment of peace. Professor Crystal Moten has shown me, through action and study, what activism can actually look like.” –Rebekah Griffin ’19

“​I’m grateful for my work supervisor, Roxanne Fischer, because she lights up my world at Macalester.” ​-Annie Sumpunkulapak ’20

“I am grateful for Tony Jennison. Coach J is one of the most upstanding people I know. He has high expectations for everyone he works with, but he is humble, and always thanks the folks who work behind the scenes for their contributions to team successes.” –Kira Pollack ’18

“My friends and I have shared many Café Mac meals and late-night shenanigans that I wouldn’t trade for anything. It sounds cliché, but my friends at Macalester have made my whole experience more worthwhile and I don’t know what I’d do without them!” –Anjali Mani ’20

November 17 2017

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