There’s No Place Like Home: Abbie Cichowski Kim ’10
Abbie Cichowski Kim ’10
My Ursinus journey started with my freshman orientation in August of 2006 and, now, 16 years later, I can honestly say, I have never left. As a theatre major, I had the great fortune of getting to know the late President John Strassburger well (who was a great patron of the arts) and took an active interest in my undergraduate journey. My senior year, he attended my honors presentation and brought former Senior Vice President for Advancement and Interim President Jill Leauber Marsteller ’78, P’18 with him. Years later, I learned that shortly into my presentation Jill told John, “I want to hire her,” and the rest is history.
Ursinus has been a central part of my life for almost half of it. I consider it home because I grew up here. It is a place where the most influential professors, caring classmates, encouraging staff colleagues and inspiring and generous alumni, parents, and friends have become closer to something like family to me. It is a place that, if I ever left, I would long to return.