Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College
  1. Home
  2. Early College
  3. The Rocker Community
  4. Meet Our Students

Meet Our Students

Students at bell tower

What do Rockers have in common? Well, for one thing, they’ve all made the extraordinary choice to be here.

And that’s no small thing, actually. It’s a courageous decision that represents a willingness to take risks, and to do things a little differently than most of their peers. Rockers are full participants in their own learning, and that takes an open and willing mind, a driving curiosity, and a lot of creative flexibility. It’s a responsibility our self-directed students take seriously.

Rockers want to do more than ace the test; they want to test their ideas in the world, and tackle real problems in need of innovative solutions.

A typical Simon’s Rock student? Atypical.

-Jan '13

Our students bring with them a diversity of languages, experiences, backgrounds, and beliefs, as well as interests, skills, and talents. They value being part of the Rocker community where peers and mentors respect and learn from each other’s differences. Our students? They’re Rockers, all the way.

Interested in Connecting with a current student?

We have a group of current students eager to talk about their college experience at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Get their opinions about Simon’s Rock. Find out what it was like when they were an applicant and why they decided Simon’s Rock was the school for them. Get a sense of what Simon’s Rock students are really like. Chat with a current student.

Ishmael portrait

“An Experience I Wouldn’t Exchange For Anything”

Ishmael Asante
Marissa portrait

“Heading Abroad on a Fulbright. I’m Only 19, but I’m Ready.”

Marisa Benitez
Political Science and French/Francophone Studies
Colin portrait

“Deep Gratitude: They’re Doing This For Us…”

Colin Eubank
Political Studies
Ishan portrait

“Mathematical Proofs Over Breakfast…”

Ishan Guru
Sam portrait

“A Well-Rounded Person Makes a Better Doctor.”

Sam Yarmis
Biology and Pre-med
Jessie Parrott '16 Simon's Rock

“Pursuing a Call to Climate Science.”

Jessie Parrott
Environmental & Sustainability Studies
Dakota Paul ’16 college student

“Challenged to think differently.”

Dakota Paul
Neuroscience and Biology
Caleb Sabatka ’17 Simon's Rock

“Everything I wanted to Do Was Possible at Simon's Rock.”

Caleb Sabatka
Literary Translation and Restorative Justice
Isabella Cho ’17

“I was really moved by my professors’ commitment in me.”

Isabella Cho
Engineering and Orchestra
Student Moamer Alsaedi

“Our community is an accepting and loving one.”

Moamer Alsaedi
Organizer of Campus Pride Week
Maria portrait

“When I was three, I knew I wanted to help heal people.”

Maria Presti
Mo with computer

“I Discovered Myself and My Passion for Food Justice Here”

Mo Constantine
Food Studies: Social & Environmental Justice
Andre portrait

Beyond All Expectation

André Santana