Student Profile: Adrian Cabrera

Hometown: New York, New York
Graduation Year: May 2013; May 2015

Why did you choose to attend Morrisville? 
“I chose Morrisville because of its student diversity. It allowed me to socialize and build relationships with people of different cultures and from different places.”

What activities have you been involved with on and off campus? How have these activities helped you for your career?
“While earning my degree, I played on the football team, and was the team captain. Being on the team has taught me a lot about hard work, dedication, and time management. I also learned that whenever times get tough, you have to keep fighting because nothing great comes easy.”

What MSC professor or staff member has influenced you and why?
“Someone on campus who has been an influence for me is my Head Football Coach, Curt Fitzpatrick. Coach Fitzpatrick truly cares about his players and makes sure we're being students before athletes. Since he started coaching at MSC, he's been like a father figure. He taught me that in life, just like on the field, when something does you wrong you have to stay poised and look to bounce back. There's a long road ahead of us, therefore we have to keep moving forward.”

What has been your favorite campus event or activity?
“My favorite campus event is Mustang Weekend, which is also known as Homecoming Weekend. Mustang Weekend is my favorite because of all the different exciting activities occurring on campus. Families, faculty and staff, alumni and students all come together and fill the stands in the stadium to show their school spirit as they support the football team.”

What was the most important class you have taken at MSC? What did you learn?
“The most important class I have taken was Management Communications with Professor Muss. In this class I learned how to write and speak effectively by using communication strategies that I, as a manager, will put to use in the future. I also learned how to be supportive and read body language.”

What are your plans after college or your career goals?
“After college I’d like to work for a business where I can advance to a management position. I want to work hands-on with computers. I am looking to build relationships and make a difference in the lives of the customers. I would also like to coach high school football in the future.”

What advice would you give other students?
“No matter what happens, finish what you start. Don’t be afraid to do more and get involved on campus. Don’t be satisfied with being average; it’s easy to be average, but it takes time and dedication to be great. Nothing great comes easy or happens overnight.”