- Hometown: Leominster, Massachusetts
- Year: Class of 2016
- Major: Communicative Disorders
MOLLY GALLAGHER is a sophomore and an active sister in Alpha Xi Delta. Molly holds a position as co-philanthropy chair and is very passionate about their charity cause, the Autism Speaks Foundation. On campus she is actively involved in the URI Cheer Club, has a part-time job at the circulation desk in the URI Library, and belongs to several academic recognition societies such as the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. This past year Molly won an academic scholarship from the National Alpha Xi Delta Foundation. Even with Molly’s busy schedule she still finds time to help sisters by proctoring study hours in her house. With all of her campus involvement, she manages to maintain high academic excellence by holding a 4.0 GPA. Her involvement in Greek Life has helped her to realize her full potential as a scholar, and has helped her push herself to reach all her goals. Through her involvement with Greek Life, Molly has found a way to balance excelling academically, planning for the future, and having a fun and active social life. “By being in Greek Life, I have learned to be a leader and good role model,” she says. “I have grown into a person I am proud of being. My favorite thing about being in Greek Life have been the bonds I have made with all my sisters. I’ve met my best friends here and we plan on being each others future bridesmaids one day.” While connecting her major with involvement, she also connects her future goals with her sorority’s philanthropy. After college, Molly hopes to get her masters at Northeastern University and pursue a master’s degree in speech language pathology, and eventually start a career as a speech therapist at an elementary school helping children with Autism. Molly’s hardworking nature and high academic achievement embody URI Greek Life’s Core Values in scholarship.