Julia Barry - President
Julia, a junior at Hofstra, is currently pursuing a major in Marketing. She was born and raised on Long Island in East Meadow, NY and attended high school at Holy Trinity in Hicksville. Her interests include, but are not limited to, country music, the beach, and puppies. She currently interns with North Shore Animal League in the Events and Fundraising Department, works as a Resident Assistant, and serves as Membership Recruitment Chair for her sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma.
Newman Club has become Julia’s second home, and she is very excited to be serving as President for the 2017-2018 school year, after serving as Treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year. She looks forward to helping to make this year Newman's best one yet, growing in her faith alongside other members on Hofstra’s campus, and making everyone feel as welcome as she did when she first joined!
Rebecca Tsangarides - Treasurer
Major: Health Science
Rebecca Tsangarides is a Junior at Hofstra and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Health Science. She attended Southington High School in Southington, Connecticut and loves cats and taking spontaneous trips to New York City. Her hobbies include watching Netflix for hours on end, trying out DIY ideas from Pinterest, and reading books. Her favorite place to be, especially during finals week, is the beach.
During freshman year, Rebecca joined Newman Club to strengthen her faith and since then, Newman has become a second family to her. Rebecca is Treasurer and also head of the fundraising committee for the upcoming 2017-2018 Newman Club year. Her duties include managing the budget in order to make Newman events possible and also creating and participating in fundraising opportunities such as the Bake Sale. She is extremely excited to be in the Newman Club Executive Board and to give back to the club that she loves so much.
Harrison Boyd - Community Service Chair
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Harrison Boyd is currently a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering. His interests/hobbies include running, weightlifting, history, video games, and paint-balling. He also plays the Trumpet and is a part of ROTC.
He joined Newman Club his freshman year because he knew he was going to be away from home at college and wanted to still be able to attend mass and grow in his faith. This was very important to him because going to mass and learning more about his faith was in his hands, as no one would tell him or encourage him into doing it, if anything just the opposite.
Lucero Sosa - Vice President
Major: Legal Studies in Business
Lucero Sosa is currently a senior at Hofstra University and is a Legal Studies in Business major. She will be graduating early as she will be finishing her bachelor's degree in three years instead of four. She was born in Lima, Peru and spend most of her childhood in the small town of Burleson, Texas. Her interests include spending time with family & friends, going on adventures in the city, listening to music, and going swimming. She currently works on campus as a Resident Assistant and as a student employee at Hofstra's Law School Office of Enrollment Management.
She is honored to be serving as Vice President of the Newman Club for the 2017-2018 school year. Being so far from home, the Newman Club has become her second home on campus. She joined her fall semester of freshman year and it has been her favorite part of her college experience so far. Each person she has met has helped her grow stronger in her faith as well as gain friendships that will last a lifetime. She can't wait to give back to the club that gave so much to her! Newman is a beautiful family to be a part of and she can't wait to expand her home towards others this upcoming year!
Angelica Beneke - Secretary
Major: Creative Writing & Literature and Journalism
Angelica Beneke is a senior who's studying English - Creative Writing & Literature and Journalism. Born and raised in Houston, TX, she attended Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart for high school. In addition to the expected reading books and writing short stories, hobbies include watching anime, blogging and tweeting about anime, listening to any genre of music, coloring, thinking of good podcast ideas, and posting long-winded but #relatable Facebook statuses. She hopes to be a positively influential author with an awesome website and podcast series someday.
Angelica's been part of Newman since her freshman year. As someone who's spent 14 years in Catholic schools, she wanted to join a community who shares her faith and loves it as much as she does. Safe to say, Newman exceeded those expectations and has easily become a home away from home. As secretary, Angelica hopes to give as much back to the club as it gave her and help make the club a warm and welcoming space."