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Keefe Martin

Student of the Month: October 2016

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY


What does EOP/MAP mean to you?

What EOP means to me is a place for minority, less fortunate students to come to. For those who still have a passion for education 
and bettering themselves while having an impact on people around them, to
 come and stand hand-in-hand and form a new family, where outside of class you can laugh and have fun.

What’s your most invaluable experience at Purchase?

My most invaluable experience at Purchase was definitely last semester where I sustained an injury to my mouth. Being a trumpet 
player, that meant I was out and most likely unable to bounce back
 from it. While being depressed and uncomfortable about being 
seen, I was limited and couldn’t touch my horn for a while, not to 
mention I had a tour two months away in Brazil, where I was playing
 lead trumpet.

But no matter how down or frustrated I got with myself, everybody around me, whether it be staff or my peers, they taught me patience and tranquility because without them my recovery wouldn’t have been that easy. And it’s nice to have a support system miles away from home.