“Without the support of Dickinsonians who came before me, I would not have had access to the world-class education I received. Regardless of how much I am making or how little I can give, I know that every gift counts, and I hope that my small contributions to the college will help future Dickinsonians achieve their academic, professional and personal goals.”
—Margot Cardamone ’14, pictured with her first-year roommate
and close friend, Julia Barnes ’14
Margot Cardamone ’14 chose Dickinson because the outpouring of support from faculty and staff during her campus visit assured her and her parents that she’d get that kind of support as a student. Double majoring in history and Italian studies and finding a home on the mock trial team, Cardamone found that to be true throughout her four years on campus, during which she felt she was in “a community of caring and dedicated individuals who were truly committed to my success.”
After graduating, she earned an M.A. in higher education from Harvard University and now helps students navigate the transition to college as a student success advisor at Tufts University, work for which she feels Dickinson prepared her well.
“Dickinson taught me what it means to be an engaged member of a community,” she says. “I have taken the values and skills Dickinson taught me and apply them to my everyday work.” A former Young Alumni Trustee, Cardamone continues to support the college by making an annual gift to the Dickinson Fund.
Published January 30, 2018