Hometown: Massapequa, N.Y.
Major: Criminal Justice
SVC’s Baseball Coach, Dave Gage, approached Sal during his senior year in high school. Sal was invited for an overnight stay on campus with another student, who also played baseball, to experience college life. He knew SVC was where he wanted to go. The beauty of the campus was a positive influence, because he wanted a change of scenery from Long Island.
Some of his favorite classes have been Criminal Justice and Quest for Success (QFS): First Year Experience. In QFS, taught by Provost Al DeCiccio, the class project included researching one’s family history. Through paternal DNA testing, Sal found out that he was mostly from Italian and Middle Eastern decent.
Besides being a member of the Men’s Baseball team, Sal participates in intramural sports such as flag football, indoor soccer and basketball. He loves being outdoors where he can hike the trails on campus; he also hiked to the “White Rocks”(Bald Mountain), a popular trail in southern Vermont . Also, Sal has been a work-study student in the Athletic Department helping out with the shot clock and scoreboard at games.
After graduation, Sal wants to work as a police officer or firefighter.
Sal’s mom has been an inspiration to him. “She will do anything for me, and she gives me direction on how to get through a situation,” said Sal.
A little piece of advice from Sal is, “Get involved when you go to college.”
Thomas Redden, Ph.D. - Professor, The Donald Everett Axinn Division of Social Sciences.