#9: Gabriel Sorrentino
Gabriel Sorrentino is a junior marketing major with a double-minor in leadership and philosophy. She was first attracted to Niagara University’s small campus and close-knit atmosphere. She believed this style of the university would provide her with endless opportunities that would easily allow her to get involved and grow outside of the classroom. Aside from being a teaching assistant with Professor Mitchell Alegre,
Sorrentino has spent the majority of her time filling leadership roles throughout several extracurricular activities on campus. The most intriguing aspect about Sorrentino is her ability to hold several leadership positions around campus. She has been in the EAGLE Leadership program for three years now and is very involved with the developmental process of the program and those involved.
As a Vincentian leader on campus, Sorrentino has become the grassroots coordinator for the “Tabs for Wheelchairs” project that began in the fall of 2011. Sorrentino’s creative idea consisted of collecting the pull tabs from the top of aluminum cans and engaging students in a campus-wide competition in order to raise money for those with physical disabilities. Students were encouraged to collect the pull tabs and vote on whether they say “pop” or “soda” (fall 2011) and whether they prefer Mighty Taco over Taco Bell (spring 2012). All proceeds were donated to purchasing wheelchairs and related equipment for those with physical disabilities.
On top of her full class schedule and on-campus involvement, Sorrentino has also managed to fit in a part-time position with the Erie County Board of Elections.
Outside of Niagara, Sorrentino considers herself a true “adventure seeker.” She enjoys white water rafting, snowboarding, traveling, hiking, skydiving and waterskiing. In the future, Sorrentino envisions herself
attending graduate school and hopes to pursue a career in marketing for a non-profit organization. Her leadership efforts and drive for making a difference in the world make her one of Niagara University’s most intriguing students.