West Hartford, CT
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies
Molly Eastman found exactly what she was looking for – and more – at Assumption. Her faith formation has deepened, her world view has broadened, and she has identified both her career path and mission in life.
Her experiences on SEND (Service, Exploration, Network, Discovery) missions and the student-led START (Students Talking About Religious Topics), Spare Change and other retreats, strengthened her faith and compelled her to join the Campus Ministry Core Team as a junior to share the same transformational experiences with others.
“I felt so welcomed and valued for who I am. I knew that I could be myself and make a difference at Assumption and in the world,” said Molly, now a senior. She began participating in START retreats and SEND missions from the moment she arrived freshman year. “I came to college as a compassionate person, but at Assumption I have learned to be more tolerant and to look at the world from a new perspective – to see the big picture.”
Molly is also is enrolled in Assumption’s Six-in-Five program, which allows her to take classes toward a master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling so she can carry out her plan to help those with disabilities realize their potential. “I feel that when I’m serving others, I’m learning as well as giving,” Molly said. “I see it as a ‘bi-directional’ relationship.”