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Stories of Generosity

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Gifts from generous donors like you, open up numerous opportunities for students like Florecita, Quinn, and Jillian, to grow both professionally and personally.


Florecita on campusFlorecita Del R. Avalos ’22
Florecita is a psychology major with a Spanish minor from Chicago, Illinois. She rounds out her touch course workload with getting involved on the College campus as a sophomore senator for the Student Government Association, the secretary of Latinos Unidos, founder and secretary of the First-Gen Club, and a student worker with Special Events and Admissions.

Growing up in a Catholic Hispanic household is something I am proud of but also comes with challenges on how her family culture views psychology. She has a younger sister that suffers from anxiety issues that has been hard for the family to understand and she hopes her education will help her find ways to make families better understand anxiety and other issues that children suffer from that could benefit from professional help.


Quinn Arial on campusQuinn Arial ’21
Holy Cross is everything Quinn wanted in a College. He is part of the men’s golf team and feels blessed to be part of the experience. He enjoys a Catholic education with rigorous academics, and has found the faculty to be invested in making sure students succeed. A biology major with a psychology minor, Quinn would like to pursue a career in the medical field after graduation and eventually attend medical school.

For Quinn and his family, a Holy Cross education is worth the many sacrifices they make. He considers himself fortunate to receive the scholarships that allow him to attend Holy Cross, and is grateful for all the generous donors that support the College.


Jillian Walter on campusJillian Walter ’21
Jillian is an elementary education major planning to become an elementary teacher and hopefully, pursue a Master’s in Special Education. A native of Mishawaka, Indiana, she is the student body vice president and north hall resident assistant, with the goal to apply the education instruction she has been taught in her own classroom experiences and pursing areas of teaching where some children are marginalized, allowing her to be an educator that supports the need to thrive.

Coming from a family of nine children, Holy Cross’ generosity and financial aid has allowed her to further her education at a private Catholic college.