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Graduates in the Spotlight : 2019 Graduates in the Spotlight

Allie Noteware

image of Allison NotewareHOMETOWN: New Milford, Connecticut

MAJOR: Justice and Law Administration, Legal Studies

MINOR: Psychology

WCSU DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Justice and Law Administration

ACTIVITIES: WCSU Field Hockey Team since sophomore year, member of Hancock Student Leadership Program, part-time job at campus bookstore for two years, Ancell School of Business tutor during senior year

INTERNSHIPS: With the Danbury Probate Judge and at Cramer & Anderson law firm in New Milford

HONORS AND AWARDS: Dean’s List recipient every semester since spring 2016, National Field Hockey Coach’s Association All-Academic Team since sophomore year, second-team all conference honors for field hockey in fall 2018

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In high school, Allie Noteware had a glimpse of what she thought studying law might be like, so she decided to major in Justice and Law Administration in college. “In high school I took a business law class where we actually spent most of the time learning about serial killers and I thought that was what all law classes would be like,” she says. “I learned that that is not the case, but I still enjoyed what I was learning.”

Noteware decided to pursue her studies at WCSU because at the time she graduated from high school, her family was going through a tough time and she wanted to be close to home.

Once on campus, Noteware found both a friend and mentor in a former field hockey teammate. “Kristy Trotta, who works in the Westside Campus Center as a graduate intern and is also an assistant field hockey coach, was a mentor for me. We played on the field hockey team together for one year, and after she graduated she came back as a coach. She was always someone to talk to about anything. She is very level-headed and always gave honest advice. She was extremely successful in her undergraduate time here and I really strived to be as successful as she was.”

Asked what she will remember most about her WCSU experience, Noteware says, “It would have to be going on a mission trip through the Newman Center to the Dominican Republic my junior year. It was a truly eye-opening and life-changing experience that made me grateful for all that I am privileged to have.”

After graduation, Noteware says she will work part-time as a legal assistant for the Cramer & Anderson law firm, where she interned as a student. “I also will be attending law school at Quinnipiac University School of Law.”

Her advice to new students entering WCSU is: “Do not take any of the time here for granted. It goes by so quickly, and when your senior year comes around, you will be reminiscing on times from freshman year not wanting to leave. So, don’t blink, and have fun.”