I can see it’s hard for Anna McDonald
to move through a crowd. In the middle of Java Wally’s, she
is immediately swamped by half a dozen people, all wanting to talk
to the soon-to-be commencement speaker.
||Anna McDonald, the
2002 College of Liberal Arts Comm-encement Speaker,
is a dual major in Economics and Applied Statistics.
An Economics and Applied Statistics major, McDonald
is well known in the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) and elsewhere
around RIT. Her involvement with COLA has been strong for several
years, including a term in the Academic Senate. As a senator,
McDonald worked to gain recognition for programs within the college,
as well as for Liberal Arts students and their accomplishments.
In addition to addressing the college at graduation, McDonald
has found time to tutor children at the Hillside Center and is
among the first students to graduate with a dual major.
the 2002 College of Liberal Arts Commencement Speaker, is a dual
major in Economics and Applied
out as an Economics major, and through classes in Econometrics, discovered
an affinity for
numbers that went beyond that of a typical
Economics major. “I love data and working with numbers,” she
says. Her hope is that she will be able to use the technology to its
full potential, while maintaining her community involvement.
In reference to her speech at the ceremony,
McDonald points out several ideas she considers important to
Liberal Arts majors. “I’ve been thinking about the
concept of studying liberal arts at a technical college, and
its advantages. There is a need for caring professionals who
want to be involved with the community, and liberal arts is one
of the main places that those people graduate from.”
McDonald’s speech is scheduled for
the commencement ceremony on May 25th in the Clark Gymnasium.