Sabrina-Binta Kone Homepage / Future and current students / Make Your Purple Mark / Sabrina-Binta Kone Christophe Boucher Sarah Cool-Fergus Noah Jepson Lauren Hutchings Samuel Beanland Hailea Caldwell Samuelle Kredl Rachel McNamara Merrin Vickers Nicolas Viens Duncan Crabtree Ana dos Santos Lagarto Georges-Philippe Gadoury-Sansfaçon Melissa Major Ruby West Sabrina-Binta Kone Sydney Goold Zion Vervroegen-Thomas Rachel Bayer July-Ann El Baze Kayley Wartman Jessica Caputo Helen Tintpulver Sabrina-Binta Kone Hawkesbury, ON Vankleek Hill High School Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing Class of 2021 My path to Bishop’s started when a student recruiter came to my small high school in the middle of nowhere to provide an info session on the school. She came alongside other student recruiters from different universities, but I specifically remember loving BU because the purple stood out to me right away! After her great spiel about Bishop’s I was immediately sold and ended up coming to the campus open house. As soon as I stepped foot on the campus it felt like a home away from home. It also felt like I was in a movie because of how amazing everything seemed – the architecture of the buildings, the forested campus, the stories and traditions, the campus tour and just the genuine kindness that oozed from everyone I met. I knew that although it was a small school, it would have a large impact on me. Throughout my first three years on campus, I have taken part in several clubs and activities on campus. The first club I joined was CASA – Caribbean African Students Association. The honest reason for why I joined was that I saw people who looked like me, and seeing as I went to an extremely small high school, I hadn’t seen that much diversity ever! I also joined the volleyball club, photography club, I’m a Student Ambassador and Tour Guide, and I am looking to get more involved with Enactus and the BU Commerce Society (BUCS). Alongside all of these clubs, I am also a member of our women’s Varsity Soccer team, which has been an amazing experience. Being involved in Gaiters Athletics has also led me to getting involved with our Junior Gaiters Soccer Academy for kids. To make our community better I try to stay as involved as possible! Being on a small campus is a great opportunity to use your strengths and apply them to real situations whether it’s in the classroom, with your friends, or within your clubs. I always say this campus has a domino effect. What I mean by that is that as soon as you start helping someone and get involved, it opens up more doors and not only gives you more opportunities, but allows this community to become that much better because here at Bishop’s we embrace what every individual has to offer. Some of the greatest lessons I’ve learned have been beyond the classroom. It’s amazing when you see yourself growing up and knowing that a huge part of that development is thanks to a place as special as this Purple Wonderland.