Anthoula Christodoulou '17
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 recipent of the Spurs Sorority Foundation Grant is Anthoula Christodoulou, a member of the pledge class of 2015 and a senior majoring in biology and studio art.
"I would like to thank the alumnae for being so generous to provide this scholarship every year. I am so grateful for receiving this scholarship my senior year at Trinity and I can’t express how much this means to me. This is a huge help for my family. What I love about SPURS is that when you need a helping hand, they provide it one way or another. It arrived at the best time and I cannot thank you enough! See you all at alumni weekend!" -Anthoula Christodoulou
Your donations fund our endowment, which in turn at this point in time funds a single grant, which is then awarded to a Spur active. As our endowment grows, so does our ability to expand our pool of grants to help more deserving young women. Please make your tax-deductible donation today. But for now, meet Anthoula:
Hometown : Nicosia, Cyprus
High School: American Academy Nicosia (in Cyprus)
Major: Biology and Studio Art
Projected Grad year: 2017
Pledge Class: 2015
Extracurricular Activities and Jobs: ResLife, AED (pre med society)
Why did you select Trinity University? I wanted my professors to know me by my first name. I did not want to be one of their 400 students. I also wanted to be in a city where there is a lot do and great food options. Trinity fulfilled all my requirements
What kind of plans do you have after graduation (grad school, job)? I am planning on taking a gap year and work as a scribe in a hospital. After that I will be applying for medical school around the country.
What role did the financial aspect of Trinity play in your decision to attend? Out of all the schools I applied to, I had received the most financial aid from Trinity. This played a huge role when I decided to commit to Trinity.
What is the most challenging aspect of Trinity? For me it was adjusting to the very challenging science classes and understanding how to study in college. But there are great resources on campus that help ease the transition.
Favorite class or professor or both? My absolute favorite class I have taken at Trinity is Art History- Renaissance to present with Dr. O’Rourke. She is the most passionate and inspiring professor I have ever had!
What attracted you to Spurs? I loved the idea of having multiple friends with something in common yet all of us are so different.
Favorite Spur event? Spur formal at the beach!!! Any beach is my happy place J
Offices held in Spurs and why you did them/what you like about them? Public Relations- I liked the opportunity to be able to interact with professors through SPURS. I sent the weekly “Faculty of the Week” card and I got to meet professors out of the departments I am involved in.
What do you feel like are the most rewarding things about being a Spur? Being a Spur has taught me how to work with friends in different settings whether that is a recruitment event, talking to the Greek life coordinators or doing service hours together!
There are no ex-Spurs, only Spur-exes. How do you foresee your involvement with Spurs and Trinity after you graduate? Trinity has become a second home to me and I have been able to meet amazing people through SPURS. Not only did I make great friends that I would not have met otherwise, I also met numerous phenomenal alumnae that are still part of our organization. For this reason, I believe I will remain active as an alumna of SPURS and Trinity University.