Wongly's Suffolk StoryI discovered my passion because of the opportunities Suffolk provided me.
I was born and raised in Haiti. Growing up, I knew nothing about colleges and universities. When I moved to America and started high school, I was very fortunate to find a program called Upward Bound at Suffolk University. The program taught me everything I needed to know about college: SAT prep, touring schools, filling out applications, and more.
Because of the connections I built with the Upward Bound folks, I knew that Suffolk would be a great school for my undergraduate studies. As a student of color and first-generation college student, I also loved Suffolk’s mission and values of diversity and inclusion, and how they play a big part in life here. At Suffolk, there's no barrier to success regardless of your background or where you come from, and I have first-hand experience with that. Suffolk has allowed me to be a go-getter.
Suffolk has challenged me to be better every day. I have had the opportunity to be a strong leader on campus. I have been able to travel both around and outside of the country. I have gotten out of my comfort zone many times. I have given back to the community through community service. I have essentially taken advantage of every opportunity that presented itself.
Being a Suffolk student brings me great joy. As my time here comes to a close, I will remember the lessons I learned here. I will remember the fun memories and the laughter. I am proud to have called Suffolk my school and home for the past four years, and I will carry that pride everywhere I go. This school, this community, the professors, and the students are like no others, and I will always cherish my experience here.
My decision to come to Suffolk is the best one I’ve made in my life, and I would make that same decision again. I’ll always be a Ram!