Dear Friends and Classmates,

I wanted to take this opportunity through The Mirror to introduce myself as your future Fairfield University Student Association President. If we have not had the opportunity to meet just yet, my name is Alex Cucchi and I am a rising senior, class of 2015.

I have been involved in several aspects of the Fairfield community, ranging from being a Eucharistic Minister, to being president of the rugby club, to participating in Senior Week and of course my experience in FUSA since I was a freshman.

The goal of this letter is not to inform you about my past accomplishments, but rather to reflect on what about my Fairfield experience led me to take on a position with such great responsibility.

The reason I chose to pursue this position is because I believe in us —The Fairfield community. I can say without a doubt in my mind that I have loved my Fairfield experience thus far, and honestly it makes me extremely nervous that it is 3/4 of the way over.

Throughout my time here, I have had so many great experiences and have been fortunate enough to gain so many close friends that I know I will have the rest of my life. I can still remember some of my fondest memories throughout my three years.

I remember freshman year relaxing in the Quad during the spring and enjoying the beautiful weather and maybe missing a class or two. During my sophomore and junior years, I remember those countless hours wasted in Barone, finally having my own townhouse, my rugby games on Sundays, late night Domino’s, walking half asleep to my morning class, yelling at the guy mowing the lawn at 7 a.m. on a Saturday and those long nights studying for exams and finishing papers.

I have enjoyed my Fairfield experience because of all of the people who have made it so great along the way. We attend a great university full of bright, talented and compassionate people who like to work hard and also have fun.

College is obviously a time to learn and discover what you want to do with your future, but it is also a time to find out who you are as a person and who you want to become. I have grown so much in my experience because I haven’t been afraid to take risks, to do something that maybe was difficult at the time. I have met so many great people that I may have not have met otherwise.

I chose to run for president because of the impact I can make in this position and I know I speak for myself and the rest of the FUSA Executive Board in that we look forward to working hard to making next year one of your most memorable years thus far. If you have any questions at all, whether it be about FUSA, about Fairfield in general or just to chat, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would be more than happy to help.

Sincerely,

Alex Cucchi ’15

FUSA President-Elect

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