Name: Meghan Sonia 

Hometown: Martha’s Vineyard, MA 

Major: Nursing 

Why did you choose Anna Maria College? 

Anna Maria allowed me to be able to continue my love for athletics and pursue my education in nursing. It also had a very small community which resembled the one I grew up in. 

What are some of your favorite memories? 

 Most of my favorites are about being with the people on campus. Everyone on campus has become my family and I love spending time with them. A great memory is my senior year when my field hockey team got to play our homecoming game under the lights on a Friday night – and won! Then to be involved all day on campus with tailgating at both the soccer game, football game, and all the other events that were occurring on campus. 

What was your greatest accomplishment during your four years? 

My greatest accomplishment was being able to continue my athletic career for four years and have the honor of being an ice hockey assistant captain my sophomore year and a captain of my field hockey team in senior year. I also got inducted into the Iota Phi at-Large nursing honors society. This means my grades put me into the top three percent of my nursing class. 

What will you miss the most about Anna Maria? 

I’m going to miss all the people. I have gotten so close with so many people on campus and I will carry them with me throughout my life. These people have helped me through very exciting parts of my college career and picked me up during my struggles. 

What are your plans for the future? 

I plan to return to Anna Maria College for one more semester to acquire a minor in psychology and play my 5th year of field hockey. After I gain this minor, I will begin my nursing career in Boston as an emergency nurse. 

Any advice for the Class of 2027? 

My advice for the class of 2027 is to not let yourself believe you can’t do anything. Anna Maria allows you to pursue all paths that you wish to follow. Take those opportunities. The professors and the coaches will work with you to make sure you get everything you want out of your college experience. Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself and ask for what you want. There will always be someone on campus who will be excited to help you