SUNY Plattsburgh Student Profile - Jessica Light
Meet Jessica Light
Although only in her second year at Plattsburgh State, Jessica Light is dedicated to making a name for herself within the campus community.
Light, a mass communications major from Peru, N.Y., operates on a very busy schedule. She serves as co-president of the Honors Student Association (HSA), works part time at the Honors Center , serves as an honors seminar teaching assistant and serves on Plattsburgh State Television (PSTV) crews. In addition, Light is currently pledging the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, and she was an orientation leader this past summer.
She enjoys being engaged in some of the activities that are provided by the College for its students.
"Through the Honors Program, for example, I have developed intellectually," said Light. "Also, within my major, I am learning a lot from my professors, and I am always excited to learn more. I know that when I leave here, I will have the skills I need to have a successful career and life."
Light recalls that during her days as a senior at Peru Central High School, she was not sure about coming to Plattsburgh State.
"I did not think about it much at first," she said. "Yet, when I was granted the Presidential Scholarship, I decided to give Plattsburgh State a chance. I am glad I did because I soon fell completely in love with everything here. I could feel the excitement that both the faculty and students have about belonging to this school, and I was hooked."
According to Light, professors at Plattsburgh State aim to encourage their students to develop positive attitudes toward their education and lives. One such teacher is Dr. David Mowry, distinguished teaching professor and director of the Honors Center.
"Dr. Mowry has taught me that learning is a journey," she said. "Although it may be difficult to travel, keeping on the path is certainly worthwhile in the end."
Some of Light's favorite classes at Plattsburgh State include National Issues (HON 138), Television Station Operations (MSM 233) and Fundamentals of Broadcasting (MSM 288).
Light wants students to get involved on campus and to take advantage of the opportunities the College has to offer.
"They should live the college life to the fullest, so that when they look back after four years, they will not be filled with regret," said Light. "They should also never be afraid to learn and grow."
After graduation, Light hopes to go to graduate school for a master's in broadcast journalism. She hopes to find a job in the field so she can gain experience while pursuing her graduate degree.
If you would to see some of the things that SUNY Plattsburgh students do both in the classroom and out of the classroom, we invite you to learn more about Student Life .