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Once a Bearcat, Always a Bearcat

Posted by Allyson Lambert on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 09:06 AM

Hello there! My name is Allyson Lambert and I graduated from Saint Vincent College this past December with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. It's hard to believe that just a few short months ago, I was finishing up my last finals week of undergrad and preparing for graduation!

In addition to academics, Saint Vincent College provided me with a number of formative experiences and activities that helped shape me into the individual I am today. During my time here I was part of the Women's Cross Country Team and a member of Women in Business (WIB). During the day, you could find me working at the McCarl Gallery between classes or giving campus tours for the Admissions Office. By evening, you could find me back stage rehearsing for a musical or opera. I truly enjoyed my time spent here learning and growing as a person.

Allyson Lambert, Saint Vincent College

After a whirlwind of tests and papers, it was finally time to receive my diploma. Surrounded by friends and family, I felt an overwhelming amount of support from the Saint Vincent Community as I walked across the stage. Although it was hard to leave the place that I called home for the last few years it did not feel like goodbye, just "see you later!"

Now that I had my diploma, it was time to focus on interviewing and planning for the next step...

Allyson Lambert Gets her Degree

So where did I end up after graduation?


2000 miles away in Nevada!

Shortly after graduation, I accepted a position with PPG Industries in their Financial Leadership Development (FLD) Program. The program allows FLD Trainees to explore different aspects of the business through a series of assignments. For my first assignment, I had the opportunity to relocate to Reno, Nevada for approximately 18 months. I couldn't have been more excited to begin this journey!

Allyson Lambert in front of Saint Vincent

In the words of Boniface Wimmer, Saint Vincent College strives to teach “first what is necessary, then what is useful, and finally what is beautiful.” The liberal arts curriculum has done just that for me by developing the technical skills necessary for business, while also capturing the beauty of the humanities—the history, art and theology that unites us all.

Through this blog I hope to share how my education at Saint Vincent has impacted my life beyond the brick-walls and green fields of the college campus I once called home. Now, as I venture out into the "real world," I am ready to fully embrace all that life has to offer. I hope you will follow along on this journey with me!

After all, once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.

Topics: Allyson Lambert, alumni advice

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Jessica Kennedy

My name is Jessica Kennedy. I graduated from SVC in 2012 with a dual major in accounting and business management with a minor in international business. While at SVC I was on the swim team as well as being involved in SGA and SAAC. I am currently the Assistant Director of Business Affairs at the Naval Academy Athletic Association in Annapolis, Maryland, where I reside with my dog, Zoey. I also own my own photography company, KennedyPhotographyCo, where i display and sell my prints on Etsy. I still swim and have also taken up running and have ran over six half marathons in the last three years. 

Elizabeth Sosko

My name is Elizabeth Susko, and I am a 2015 graduate of Saint Vincent College (mathematics major with a secondary education certification). After Saint Vincent, I moved away and became a high school Math teacher in the Northern VA area. I couldnt imagine being where I am today and I hold some of that journey to being a Bearcat.  Cant wait to share my daily adult life (post-undergrad) experiences with you!

Megan DePrimio

Hello there! My name is Megan DePrimio, and I am a 2013 graduate of Saint Vincent College (communication major and English minor). I also have a master’s degree in sports management from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. After grad school, I became an athletics marketing intern at the University of Notre Dame and I now work in Development. Every day I am amazed at the path I have been on since I was a young Bearcat. Even the planner in me couldn’t have forecasted this journey! Happy to be here. 


Allyson Lambert graduated from Saint Vincent in December 2013 with a degree in finance. She currently works in the Financial Leadership Development (FLD) Program at PPG Industries in Reno, Nevada.