By June 1, 2018



From legacy student to play director and class president

Maria Capozzoli | English and Communication | Class of 2018

CSE has helped Maria Capozzoli, ’18, challenge herself and her skills. Since following in her mother’s footsteps to enroll at CSE, she has become class president, a vocation ambassador for the Sisters of Charity and, somewhat surprising, the director and producer of the play, “Elizabeth of New York.”

“I never thought I’d direct and produce a play,” says Maria, whose production explored the life of Mother Seton, foundress of the Sisters of Charity. “But CSE has given me the confidence. I’ve been exposed to so many new and exciting things here.”

Maria, whose brother is also enrolled at CSE, is also a writing tutor for the Academic Success Center and as a student aid for the Honors Program. Her active involvement at CSE is a testament of her love for the College. She firmly believes that a CSE education is beneficial to everyone, regardless of career path or life stage.

“It doesn’t matter if you come here as a continuing education student, like my mother, or a traditional student, like my brother and myself,” says Capozzoli.

“There’s a lot of opportunity for growth here and, regardless of your background, the environment will be perfect for success.”


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Students are grounded in the liberal arts and fuse their writing with visual communications, providing a platform for ongoing engagement with today’s media-driven world.