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Cristy Marsh

Cristy Marsh is a sophomore communication major with a minor in photography. She is the Treasurer of Saint Vincent’s club MAD COMM, a staff photographer for the college’s paper The Review, and a student photographer for the communication and marketing office. Outside of school, Cristy’s family owns five horses and she barrel races competitively. Cristy is also in the midst of starting her own photography business “Cristy Mae Photography” and specializes in senior portraits.

Recent Posts

Colin McLaughlin

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Mon, May 22, 2017 @ 10:52 AM


When I first stepped onto campus on move-in-day in August of 2013, all I could think about was the life I was leaving behind in Pittsburgh and not about all of the amazing opportunities I had in front of me. Once I realized what getting involved on campus could do for me, my college experience changed for the better. I will never be able to express how thankful I am for all the opportunities I have had here at Saint Vincent College and my biggest piece of advice that I want to leave with current students and incoming freshmen is to get involved.  Find some way to get involved and find your family, whether it's a club on campus, a group of people in a residence hall hanging out or having lunch with some one new in the shack.  Find a way to get involved, because after I got involved I went from not enjoying college at all to wishing that my time here would never end.  With graduation a week a way, I do not regret a single day of my time here at Saint Vincent.  To the students returning in the fall, especially the upcoming senior class, never wish a day away because the time will fly by. Although your time here at Saint Vincent will go way faster than you want it to, always remember, Once a Bearcat, Always a Bearcat.

Colin McLaughlin C'17

Topics: Colin McLaughlin, always a bearcat, moving to college, colege experiences

Brian Niemiec

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 11:48 AM


My motivation in joining Student Government Association was to build my resume; I never would have imagined how much I would grow to love it. After years of getting more involved, SGA has really helped me become a better leader. Hosting SGA events offer experiences to meet new people. I hope to take these leadership skills with me on to whatever adventure comes after graduation!

Brian Niemiec C'17

Topics: getting involved at college, Brian Niemiec, Student Government Association, leadership in college

Katerine Luchini

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Mon, May 08, 2017 @ 08:58 AM


My senior year of high school I was trying to decide between Saint Vincent College and the University of Dayton. In the last few weeks of trying to decide I went to meet my birth father for the first time in a small town in Ohio. For dinner we went to a tiny restaurant and right after we were seated, the Saint Vincent Basketball team walked in and were seated next to us. As a big believer in signs, it is safe to say I walked out of that diner confident that Saint Vincent College was where I was meant to be. That decision has yet to let me down! During my time here I have met the most amazing people, traveled to incredible places and created lasting memories. I couldn't have been happier with my four years at this school and I look forward to what the future has in store for after graduation.

- Katerine Luchini
Class of 2017

Topics: Kate Luchini, travel abroad in college, saint vincent basketball, Katerine Luchini

April Goodman

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Mon, Apr 03, 2017 @ 01:24 PM


"Saint Vincent was a big part of my childhood. I took swimming lessons here, visited events on campus, my dad even made me a bed out of wood from a Saint Vincent tree.  I never thought it would be in my future; however, Saint Vincent is the only school I applied to and I couldn't imagine my life without the wonderful community people I am surrounded by every day."

- April
Class of 2018

Topics: april goodman, childhood at saint vincent, swimming lessons

Maria Dellera

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 @ 11:15 AM
maria-dellera-humans-of-SVC.jpgSaint Vincent College provides an environment that makes me excel in all aspects of my life, not just academically. The people here inspire me to be a better me because of their positive energy, as well as the kindness everyone on campus exudes. The professors help me to excel beyond my expectations. In addition, we have the technology and materials that help me to be more creative and explore different mediums. I am so thankful that I chose to go to SVC. The school embodies the same things I do: faith, people, academics and kindness.

Class of 2018

Topics: maria dellera, SVC campus, faith and academics

Marion Emerson

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 02:26 PM
Humans-of-SVC-Marion-Emerson.jpgStudying abroad has taught me to appreciate the world that I live in. The world is so big, and we have the opportunity to dwell, enjoy, and explore everything it has to offer us. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to study abroad twice as a student of Saint Vincent College. Through both of my international traveling experiences (Mexico and Iceland) I have been blessed to gaze upon some of the beautiful wonders that God has placed in the world. I will be forever grateful to the people who helped and encouraged me to study aboard. Life is too short to limit ourselves, we deserve to be happy.

Olivia Cerniglia

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 12:00 PM


“As a little girl, I would attend Steelers Training Camp every summer with my family. It became a family tradition that I looked forward to as July transitioned to August. My family would ask me if I could see myself attending Saint Vincent College to pursue an education someday, and I had not given it much thought until it was time to make a game-time decision. I have always been a city girl at heart, but visited a number of large state institutions and smaller private colleges. The last school I decided to visit was Saint Vincent, and I knew in my heart that the search for a school was over. Well, that someday turned into today, where I have never questioned that game-time decision. If somebody had told that little girl that she would attend Saint Vincent when she grew up, she probably would not have believed it ... and now she could not be happier to be a Bearcat.”

-Olivia Cerniglia, C'19 

Topics: Steelers, Saint Vincent College, Olivia Cerniglia, training camp

Luke Good

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

“Picking a college out of a hat isn’t necessarily ideal. I was really indecisive about where I wanted to go for the next four years. During high school, I always thought I would attend the usual, Pitt or Penn State. I ended up falling in love with another school, but when the tuition was too expensive, I had to quickly pick another school. Eventually, I decided to pick out of a hat. I pulled SVC, but didn’t want to go there, so I threw it back in. I then reshuffled and picked SVC again. I’m fortunate that God put me here at Saint Vincent. The opportunities I have been exposed to have been so fulfilling and worthwhile. I wouldn’t trade my years here for anything!”
-Luke Good, C’18, Marketing Major

Topics: Humans of SVC, Cristy Marsh, college life, Luke Good

Del Bredniak

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 12:00 PM


“I have three passions in life; spikeball, Walt Disney World and making people smile! What I love about Saint Vincent is that it has helped me grow these passions on a day-to-day basis. I never heard of spikeball until I came here; I am now the club president and host tournaments every semester! My dream job is to work for Walt Disney World on their PR team. SVC has set me on the right path to make my dream a reality. I love putting a smile on every person’s face that I talk to. It makes me feel better about myself when I can make others smile. Thanks SVC for making it easy for me!”

-Del Bredniak, Communication Major '18

Topics: Saint Vincent College, Humans of SVC, Cristy Marsh, Spikeball, Disney World, Del Bredniak

Tammy Marsh

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

Tammy -1.jpg 

”What are your possibilities once you become part of the Saint Vincent College family? I began my SVC career 12 years ago part-time in the Welcome Booth on the 3-11 p.m. shift, then I became full-time in the Facilities Management Office. From there I went to the Registrar’s office as a secretary and finally for the last five years, I have been the administrative assistant to the dean of the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing. I love the community of Saint Vincent College; being that I have worked in several different areas, I have made a lot of friendships throughout the college. My daughters have grown up coming to SVC events and all three started their college education at SVC their senior year of high school. I like to say: You can go anywhere from Saint Vincent College.”

-Tammy Marsh, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing

Topics: Saint Vincent College, Humans of SVC, Cristy Marsh, success, Tammy Marsh, Boyer

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Cristy Marsh is a sophomore communication major with a minor in photography. She is the Treasurer of Saint Vincent’s club MAD COMM, a staff photographer for the college’s paper The Review, and a student photographer for the communication and marketing office. Outside of school, Cristy’s family owns five horses and she barrel races competitively. Cristy is also in the midst of starting her own photography business “Cristy Mae Photography” and specializes in senior portraits.

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Colin McLaughlin is a senior Communication major at Saint Vincent College. He is the Chairperson of the Activities Programming Board and an Admissions Ambassador. Through Colin’s involvement at Saint Vincent College, he has learned the importance of the Benedictine value of Community and loves working to bring the campus together. Colin is very excited to be a part of the blog Humans of SVC as the Managing Editor! 

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