Senior Profile: Eamonn Fay

(Photo courtesy of Eamonn Fay)

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

English Major, Writing Minor

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

I was a Free Press Funnyman, editor, contributor, and ever-present bum at Contrast, and member of Sigma Tau Delta.

Have you enjoyed your time at McDaniel? If so, what did you enjoy the most?

I’ve really, really enjoyed my time here. I think my favorite part has been the people. I’ve made great friends here that I hope to stick with for a long time. Also, the professors I’ve met here are some of the most genuine and fun people I’ve ever met.

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

I would NEVER have made it this far without Dr. Becky Carpenter. She’s been a supportive professor and advisor, and her encouragement has really helped me come into my own as a writer. I can’t thank her enough.

Describe your favorite memory at McDaniel.

It’s so difficult to choose just one… but one that comes to mind is my first proper tailgate here. I’m not really into sports, but when the weather’s that nice, you’re surrounded by friends, and people are excited for a win, it’s kind of hard not to get caught up in it too.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I don’t have anything set up quite yet, so… I’m gonna take a little vacation then start filling out job applications like crazy. Wish me luck!

What advice would you give yourself as a first-year student at McDaniel?

 Know your worth, but don’t get such a big head! Everybody has some good and bad in them, judging people (yourself included) like that is a recipe for disaster.

Where do you see the world in 10 years?

No comment.

How do you reflect on your senior year during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic?

After losing about a year and a half of my college experience to the pandemic, it was just nice to have a mostly normal year again. I’m just glad to be here at this point.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the McDaniel community?

Thanks for everything! Never ask me to do anything ever again.