I am the first generation American of my family and the youngest of four children, all raised by a single hardworking mother. College is extremely important to me because I am also the first of my family who will receive a bachelor's degree. Marymount Manhattan College is where I would love to obtain my degree. I am surrounded by a community of inspiring peers who are so incredibly talented and supportive. Every single one of my professors, that range from Acting, Techniques, Voice and Speech to Scene into Song, have all taught me how to become an artist that is strong, versatile and how to give to an audience a performance that is truthful. I have been so fortunate to have a dance teacher who has pushed me in more ways than one and I feel so blessed to learn from her daily. And my voice teachers has helped me expand in ways that I did not believe were possible. These teachers are influential leaders to me and being accepted into this program has been the best thing to happen to me. I know that training doesn't end after college but college is a form of training that is a necessity to have. And I am constantly thankful to be a part of the Marymount Theatre Department.
I am hopeful in asking for the remainder of my tuition
Spring 2017: $5,000
I will be grateful for any advice, share or donation no matter how much, even if it pays a single semester or half of one. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. I can't thank you enough. Please know that I will continue to work hard for my degree, for my dreams and for the arts in any way I can.
- Brianna Cortese
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