Real Story: Jaryn Griggs

Jaryn Griggs

CSM student Jaryn Griggs, smiling, outdoors among treesCurrent Student, Social Sciences

My name is Jaryn Griggs, and I’m majoring in social science. I am someone who thrives off of helping and listening to people; I am a creative at heart; and I know what I want out of my life.  

CSM has been the biggest blessing of my academic career. Because of the pandemic, it was really hard to get scholarships, but CSM awarded me a Help-A-Hawk Scholarship that helped me afford my education. I took this as a sign that I was meant to be here.  

The teachers have been so receptive and open to feedback from students. My FYS professor, the lovely Dr. Ebersole, would take time out of her class to ask us if, as her students, we had anything we wanted to change about our experience or the class. She wrote everything down and actually acted on what we said. 

Meeting with my advisor (shoutout to Mrs. Tora!) changed my perspective on a lot of things. She told me about the transfer programs and which classes I should take for a smoother transition to a four-year college, and helped me get an idea of what I had an interest in, career-wise. 

I plan on attending Salisbury University to study psychology, then become a social worker or a therapist. My purpose is to have a positive impact and leave behind a lasting legacy via empathy, humor, and art. 

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Last updated: 4/8/22

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