Cecelia Barron

Cecelia Barron ’23

Exercise Science & Business Administration, Class of 2023
Graduate Student, Exercise and Nutrition Science Master's Program
University of Tampa

Exercise Science Graduate Pursues Master's Degree In Tampa, Florida

Cecelia is a recent graduate of Merrimack College, graduating with a double major in Exercise Science and Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management. Cecelia chose to attend Merrimack because of the more personalized class size “so that I could make connections with my classmates and professors, and be more involved in classes and on campus.”

Cecelia learned a lot of lessons from our faculty during her time here at Merrimack which includes a valuable lesson learned from Professor Andy Cannon. “Andy Cannon taught me to never take anything at face value – question everything, do your research and come to a conclusion or opinion of your own.”

“This (undergraduate) degree has allowed me to continue on to graduate school, where I am in classes that are building off of the solid foundation Merrimack gave me. My first step at Merrimack has laid the groundwork for a successful career path.”

“I definitely felt supported by my professors and advisors, specifically, Dr. Peacock (Cellucci), Andy Cannon and Christina Danehy. They truly care about their students and want to see them successful, both in and out of the classroom. Also, I think that the internship process allowed me to get really important experience, and Merrimack was very helpful with helping me to acquire that. The internship director and several of the trainers at my site were Merrimack Alumni, so it was cool to see how they used the knowledge they got from the same classes I was taking and brought it into their careers. Merrimack also allowed me to double major, so I was able to combine my interests and passions about the sports industry on both the science and the business level.”

Barron interned at Drive Custom Fit in Salem, New Hampshire, as a strength and conditioning intern. She also interned with the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod Baseball League as a game day operations intern.