Hi Pack Parents!
My name is Lindsay Veros and I am a Parent Ally for the second year in a row. I am a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Theatre. Originally from Bermuda, my family now lives in Salisbury, North Carolina.
I came to tour NC State during the summer before my senior year of high school and was feeling very skeptical. Being from a small town, I had been in school with roughly the same group of students since I moved to Salisbury when I was 8 years old. The thought of coming to a college with 34,000 students was overwhelming to this small town girl. However, my mom convinced me to give NC State a chance (probably because her favorite color is red). I owe so much to my mother, because I have found my home at NC State and could not imagine being anywhere else!
On my walking tour of my visit, I fell in love with NC State’s campus. I loved all of the brick buildings and walkways, as well as the green spaces across campus. During that walking tour, I quickly realized that NC State had so much to offer. When I got home from the campus visit, I did a lot of research on NC State and fell in love even more, constantly turning to my mom and saying, “guess what NC State has!” As a student of NC State, I fully believe that NC State has something for everyone and has the power to make everyone feel at home. Yes, we have a HUGE campus with tons of students, but there are over 900 student organizations across campus that students can join to get the community feel that so many of us crave coming into college. For instance, I am involved in Greek Life, as well as University Theatre and those two communities have made me feel at home here on such a large campus. Believe it or not, I now really enjoy big cities, which is something I never thought I’d say. Living in Raleigh for the past two years has been such an amazing experience and I now want to live in a big city in the future.
Of course, I owe everything to my own Wolfpack Family! My family has been here for me through everything that college has thrown my way from moving in freshman year, stressing over my first final exams, studying abroad in London, being an Orientation Leader, joining a sorority, assistant directing a show at University Theatre, and so much more. My family really is my biggest support system and I would not have made it this far without their unconditional love and support; I thank my family so much for being my biggest fans!
GO PACK! GO PACK PARENTS!