Morristown, N.J. (June 3, 2015) – Hayley Holzhacker comes from a long line of smart and ambitious women. She is the fourth generation to be educated at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Hayley's great aunt, Sylvia Finnegan Curran '28, graduated from CSE with a degree in Latin. Her great grandmother, Mary Hilda Finnegan Vickers '32 graduated from CSE with a degree in English. Her grandmother, Katherine Vickers Walsh '58 graduated with a degree in chemistry. Her mother, Margaret Walsh Holzhacker '89 studied philosophy and now works in sales and marketing. Hayley, who expects to graduate in 2018, is a business major with a passion for CSE.
"I stepped on the campus and felt right at home," explained Hayley. My mother said that the same thing happened to her." Hayley recalled her grandmother's passion for CSE and lovely lifelong friendships made there. "Several of my Mom's friends have welcomed me to the area and have made me feel like I was at home," she offers. "CSE has enabled numerous generations of wonderful friendships to be made."
Hayley, who was born in New York City and moved to Maine to be closer to family, is studying business with an eye towards an interesting career direction. She has been riding horses since she was two-years old and currently owns two miniature horses that are the basis for a pony party business which includes children's birthday parties and promotional events. The two minis are 30-inch Angel and 25-inch Toast, both of whom do not mind being dressed in costumes, and given lots of attention. She employs her friends to help with the transportation and events. Hayley's company the Pony Party Bus has been in business since 2007. Hayley has an interest in the marketing side of business. She would like to combine her equine passion with marketing and envisions promoting equestrian sports.
Hayley is training to be a CSE Ambassador for the fall 2015 semester. Hayley likes to run and just completed her first season of lacrosse. She likes CSE because of the supportive faculty, small class size, the new friends she is making, and the fact that the student body is friendly and especially helpful to freshmen. "I know that I am getting the best education I can here," she says.
Three previous generations have proven her to be correct!