Meet the Class of 2022


Tara Manning

Undecided Engineering Major

Hometown: Rockland County, NY

What are you looking forward to most at Manhattan?

Probably meeting new people. I just love making friends. I just love being in the city, it’s always hustling and bustling. It’s so alive.

Do you like your schedule so far?

Yeah I do. I can’t complain. I like that I have breaks some days and full days other days, and in the middle of the week I’ll have a full day, so I’m excited.

Why did you choose Manhattan?

I chose Manhattan because it was the first school I looked at, and then I went through the rest of my college journey and I realized Manhattan was the only school that I felt home at. I felt like this was my school.



Rosy Moody

Major: International Studies

From: Outside of Philadelphia, PA

Are you excited for classes to start?

I’m very excited, especially because college classes are going to be different than high school classes and hopefully more exciting. 

Do you like being in Arches?

I love the Arches Program. I was iffy about it at first, like during Orientation because I wasn’t in it yet, but then I met the people in my group and I’m so happy I’m in it. 

What are you looking forward to the most?

I am most looking forward to meeting new people, having new experiences and also getting to spend four years exploring New York City. 



Anna Burnett

Major: Undecided

From: Long Island, NY

Do you like your schedule?

I do. I’m very excited for the different classes because it seems pretty interesting. 

What are you looking forward to the most? 

I’m looking forward to making friends, clubs and Model UN. And I kinda want to do the shows here, like join Players.

Why did you choose Manhattan College?

Actually, my parents really like it and said I have to look at it. Of course, me being myself, I was like bleh, but then they brought me and I fell in love with it because everyone was so nice, which is very interesting for a college community, and the proximity to the city. It also catered to my academic needs. 



Jackson Petrina

Major: Psychology 

From: Philadelphia, PA

How do you think you’ll adjust to life at college?

I’m having a good time now, I think it’ll be pretty easy. I have some cool friends, I’m getting around.Do you like your schedule so far?

Are you excited for classes to start?

I’m really excited to start getting in the groove of things and get things rolling. 

What are you looking forward to the most? 

I want to join every club.



Kari Donovan

Major: Computer Engineering

From: Littleton, CO

How have you been adjusting to college life?

I’ve been adjusting really well because I have great friends and roommates who have supported me through this transition time from summer to college.

Why did you come to Manhattan College?

I chose Manhattan because I went to a Lasallian high school and this is a Lasallian college. I happened upon it because I was looking at another school in the area and I fell in love with it. It just has the value I hold dear to my heart so it was a good fit.