Pierre Massena

Hometown: West Milford, N.J.
Major: Business Administration/Sports Management
Year: Junior

After speaking with SVC Men’s Soccer Coach Tim Penrod and spending a night on campus, Pierre knew this was where he wanted to be. During his first semester, he discovered that it’s easier to learn at SVC – because of the smallness of the place, and it’s easier to speak with professors. Some of his favorite classes have been with business professor Jeb Gorham and humanities professors Scott O’Callaghan and Tracey Forest.

Besides being a member of the men’s soccer team, Pierre also joined the volleyball team. At SVC, Pierre is an ambassador in the Office of Admissions and a Community Advisor in residence life. During his spare time, he goes fishing in the College pond; hikes different trails on campus; and reads, especially newspaper and magazine articles. He also likes all types of music – jazz, “house,” rapp, etc. In town, you can find Pierre at Tastee Freeze for a strawberry dip or chocolate-cherry shake; Madison’s Restaurant for Wednesday fish fries and Elm Street Market (a short walk from campus) for sandwiches. All three establishments are a quick stop from the Green Mountain Express, a bus service SVC makes available for its students.

Pierre plans to become a college soccer coach and/or open a sports facility. He knows that it will be hard work reaching that goal, but he stands by his belief, “ Don’t worry about what people think about you. Do what makes you happy.” He abides by musical artist Jay-Z’s words, “You have to get off the boat if you want to walk on water.”


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