Welcome Class of 2020 to Purchase College, congratulations on all of your hard work thus far, I am happy to meet you all! My name is Ivan Mercado, and I am currently a second semester Junior with a major in History and minor in Theatre History Performance. I will always be there for any support or questions you have, and you are free to contact or approach me at any time. Be sure to be responsible, be safe, be kind, and take risks. There are many opportunities at Purchase. It’s good to get yourself out there in a manner that you are comfortable with as long as it’s appropriate. But don’t forget to balance your time and create room for academics!