Coming to YCP from his home in Brooklyn, NY, was truly a life-changing experience for Nicholas Murray '17. Bullied throughout his life for being different, Murray's self-confidence was severely eroded when he first arrived on campus. However, everything changed when Murray decided to become a member of the Kappa Delta Phi fraternity. Murray's new brothers encouraged him to celebrate his individuality and provided him with ample support and advice. "I credit the friends that I have made here at YCP and my fraternity brothers with helping me become the person I am today," said Murray. "Being able to find a group of upstanding men to call family truly means the world to me." Murray has enjoyed volunteering with his brothers on projects such as Homes for Troops and acting as both a Greek Week Co-Chair and Greek Life Ambassador. Outside of his fraternity involvement, Murray is a Student Ambassador and a member of YCP Players, starring in productions such as Antigone and the Anything Goes showcase. A Public Relations major and Speech Communication, Entrepreneurship, and Music Industry minor, Murray dreams of one day becoming a music publicist. "Music has been one of my biggest passions for as long as I can remember," said Murray. Thanks to help from his favorite professor and advisor Lowell Briggs, Murray is currently completing an internship with YCP Records. Eternally grateful for his YCP experience, Murray said, "As I prepare for my upcoming graduation, I know that I made the right decision in choosing York College. It is my belief that no other institution would have better prepared me for my journey into the real world."
written by Jennifer Hindley '17