Sophia Adelino



Sophia is from Peabody, Massachusetts and is a sophomore resident here at Elms College. She is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Not only being part of the Orientation Leader Staff, Sophia is also involved in the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. She chose Elms for the small welcoming community and knew she can excel as a student.

Michael Campos



Michael is a resident student from Naugatuck, Connecticut. He majors in Criminal Justice in hopes of being a state trooper after he graduates. Michael is a two sport athlete at Elms competing in track and field and a member of the soccer team. He is also a member of Elms Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Michael chose Elms because he loves the 1 on 1 connection with teachers and the smaller sized classes.

Taylor Deskavich



Taylor is a resident student who began her time her at Elms as a first year student.  She is a communication sciences and disorders major and calls Sunderland, Massachusetts home.  She is an active member in the National Student Speech Hearing and Language Association (NSSHLA) and BlazerNation.  Taylor participated in a week-long community service program her freshman year and has also assisted on move-in day for new and returning students.  She also participated as an orientation leader last year.  She chose to attend Elms because of the well-regarded communication sciences and disorders program and small classroom sizes, knowing she would excel in her major.  She also loved how welcoming the Elms was, as well as their dedication to the community.

Paul Ferraro



Paul is a sophomore resident student from Walpole, MA pursuing a double major in Secondary Education/History with a minor in Coaching. He is a current member of the Swim team as well as the Track & Field team. He is also the president of the Magic the Gathering club. He fell in love with the campus the first time he set foot in campus and feels like it’s his second home

Allison Fisher



A native New Yorker, Allison is a resident student at Elms. This year, she will be a junior studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. Throughout her freshman and sophomore years, Allison got involved with a few clubs on campus, including the Elms College Dance Team, Active Minds Club and the National Student Speech Hearing Language Association. She hopes to become involved with more and more activities on campus. When applying to schools, she visited Elms and completely fell in love with the tight knit community it held and the values it promotes. Coming from attending small Catholic schools all her life, there seemed to be no better choice for her.

Caitlan Hartig



Caitlan is a resident student from West Springfield, MA who majors in biology with an education studies minor. After graduation, she hopes to go to school to become an ultrasound technician. She is an active member on the Student Activities Board (SAB) and has successfully completed the Sophomore Leadership Program. She is also the Secretary for Class of 2018 and a Lead Orientation Leader on campus. Caitlan chose to come to Elms because of its welcoming and comforting atmosphere. She likes that she can have close communication with her teachers and peers. She says that Elms is the perfect fit for her.

Richard Hernandez



Richard is an elementary education major and mathematical science major. He chose to attend Elms College because of the small class sizes. He lives on campus is originally from North Branford, CT. Richard is the men’s cross country team captain and a member of the track and field team. When he’s not in the classroom or wearing his running shoes, Richard is part of the International Club and Campus Ministry. He also finds time to be a Fontbonne Scholar and Student Government Association representative.

Tony Luciani



Tony is a resident student from Agawam, MA who majors in History and Secondary Education. After graduation, he hopes to obtain masters degrees in both areas of study and become a college professor. He is a member of the Elms College Men’s Swim team and Track & Field team. He has successfully completed the Sophomore Leadership Program and participated in the Dorothy Day program. He is also a class representative for the Class of 2018 and an Orientation Leader on campus. Tony chose to come to Elms because of the campus environment, and the programs offered. He likes the close relationships developed with his classmates. He says that Elms was the perfect school for him.

Rachel Magnuson



Rachel is a sophomore here at elms from Long Island, New York. She is in our nursing program as well as a captain of our women’s volleyball team. She is a member of several clubs on campus such as Student Activities board, Student Government association and the Student Nurses council. She chose Elms because of the welcoming community and all the tools Elms has to offer for success.

Caelin Mottor



Caelin is a resident on the Elms campus who began her time at Elms as a first year student in 2014. She is a junior nursing major from Easthampton, MA. She is an active member of the Student Activities Board as a part of the travel committee, in addition she is also a member of the Student Nursing Association. Caelin is also a crew member for Elms College Love Your Melon. Caelin chose Elms because of the great nursing program as well as the small campus and the small class sizes.

Kyle O’Brien



Kyle is a triplet and comes from the small town of Hebron, CT. He is a Nursing major with a Bioethics minor in the class of 2019. His hobbies include martial arts, running, Netflix, and spontaneous adventures with friends. He is an active participant on campus having participated in division 3 soccer his freshman and sophomore year. Kyle is also a tutor for the ARC department for Nursing classes. His friends say the only way to describe him is a social butterfly. He chose Elms College because of the fantastic nursing program and small welcoming atmosphere.

Cassie Sarno



Cassie is a part of the class of 2019 and is a double major in Healthcare Management and Marketing. She is from Springfield, MA and is a commuter student. She is involved with the Campus Ministry club and is also a leader for the Dorothy Day Program, a week long summer service project sponsored by Campus Ministry. She is a part of the Fontbonne Scholars group on campus, another service/faith based group, and volunteers for Junior Achievement through many of her business courses. Cassie ultimately chose to attend The Elms because of its homelike atmosphere, religious background, and small size, along with its five year Masters program for her Healthcare Management major which she plans to pursue.

Olivia Van Epps



Olivia is a resident student who transferred to Elms for her sophomore year. Olivia studies communication sciences and disorders and calls Troy, NY her permanent home.  She is a Student Ambassador for the office of Admissions and a member of the Student Activities Board (SAB) where she serves as Director of Special Events. Olivia is also an active participant in Campus Ministry, National Student Speech Hearing Language Association, and BlazerNation. She has done great work with both the Welcome Week and Sophomore Leadership Programs. Olivia chose to attend Elms College because of the welcoming atmosphere and community. She says that she felt at home when she first stepped on campus and knew there was no other place she should be.