Alexa Silverman ’08
“My fondest memory [of the University] is my first day at Hofstra in September 2005. As a transfer student, I expected my needs to be swept under the rug. I quickly realized that Hofstra was the type of school that would help me to assimilate and reach my goals.”
In summer 2009 Alexa and a close friend founded a 501(c3) nonprofit organization, NY Fresh Connections, with a mission to engage young adults in meaningful service through leadership, professional development, and hands-on events. Alexa is currently a law student at New York Law School. She recently competed in the Charles W. Froessel Moot Court Competition, which led to a seat on the New York Law School Moot Court Association. She is involved in the pilot program of the New York Law School POWER Mentor Program and is a candidate for the New York Law School Public Service Certificate.
Daniel Spahr ’02
One particularly special part of Dan’s Hofstra experience was the study abroad opportunities, the first of which was five weeks in Italy. Following graduation, he began to work as a part-time teacher, while also pursuing a Master of Arts in school counseling. He later worked in the Bay Area of San Francisco as a high school counselor and followed that up with a position as a day counselor and job coach for five mentally disabled adults. He also volunteered his time to and financially supported Under One Roof, which raises money for HIV/AIDS charities. In 2010 he published a memoir, The Montepulciano Mob, about his first study abroad experience and what he discovered about himself, his peers, and the
world. Proceeds benefit a study abroad scholarship that he established at Hofstra.