Ms. Emily Patterson
School: Arts & Letters
Academic Department: History and Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012
Emily was a Political Science/Pre-Law major, Honors Program student, and a member of the SFU Women's Lacrosse Team. Emily has accomplished a lot while at SFU: as a member of the Gamma Sigma Sigma National Sorority; Vice-President of Finance for the Inter-Sorority Council; Treasurer of the Class of 2013 three years in a row; two internships, one in business and one in legal affairs; a study abroad in Germany; and the recipient of the Richard Dorsey Muller Memorial Scholarship Senior Award. Emily was so industrious that she completed her undergraduate degree in three years! She will be staying on at SFU to complete an MBA, before going to law school. What an over-achiever!
My teachers are the greatest feature of my major by far. I have no problems staying interested in my major and I know that if I have a question the Saint Francis Political Science Faculty has detailed answers waiting for me. Since the classroom sizes are smaller than at larger schools, it is easier for a student to get to know their professor. Getting to know my professors helped my education. It was easier for me to ask questions during class, and to get help outside of class. I felt that since the classroom sizes were smaller the professors were able to focus on each student individually to help them succeed. Additionally, the advising at the university is amazing. There are no better words to describe it. No matter what direction I wanted to take my education I was always given multiple choices for what would work best for me. Being a Political Science major here at SFU has opened many doors for me that I couldn't have ever imagined.