Isabela Echeverry ‘06 on How “Dreamers Thrive”

October 12, 2007

Isabela Echeverry '06One of the highlights of this year’s President’s Society dinner was a moving speech delivered by Isabela Echeverry, a 2006 graduate of Saint Anselm College. Isabella described her dream of leaving Mexico to study in the United States upon her high school graduation. She was repeatedly told by people that her aspirations were too high and that “dreamers don’t survive.”

Despite this, she held out hope and applied to Saint Anselm College. Not only was she admitted to the college, but she was able to attend due to the generous support of college benefactors. Isabela greatly values her time spent on the hilltop in Manchester, N.H. She went from a little girl in Mexico who wondered “What if” to a graduate student at Columbia University in New York City who now asks “What’s next”?

 
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One Response to “Isabela Echeverry ‘06 on How “Dreamers Thrive””

  1. Keith on April 28th, 2008 1:33 pm

    This is a great way for people to see the acts of generosity and philanthropy on campus. Additionally, this is simply a great speech!

    If Isabela could speak to incoming freshman about the importance of giving to others while attending Saint Anselm College, I am sure that the “dreamer” mindset would be extended into a “advocate” mindset.

    Let’s have her back soon!

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