The Trails’ legacy comes in threes! Deanna (‘11), Tori (‘15), and Gabi (‘17) are in the process of creating their Christopher Newport family legacy.
CNU was a perfect fit for Deanna when deciding where she wanted to go to college: the people, the location, the feel was just right. During her senior year, her sister Tori began the daunting task that is applying to college, and CNU was one of many options. Tori had openly shared that she didn’t want to follow in Deanna’s footsteps and forever be known as “Deanna’s little sister.” She wanted to go to a big school, far away, and experience life on her own. For Christmas, their mom had given Tori a bunch of merchandise from her #1 choice, but little did she know, Tori had framed her CNU acceptance letter as a gift to their parents! Deanna says, “I’ve loved watching Tori grow in to the Captain that she has become, and her involvement has allowed her to be just who she wants to be. Yes, she did join my sorority, but she’s established her own personality within the chapter and has already done fabulous things for the sisterhood.”
This past fall, their cousin Gabi began her own college search, and she knew the choice would be easy: CNU was the only option. Gabi spent weekends with Tori and Deanna and felt incredibly comfortable on the campus. She can’t wait to join the ranks of the CNU Cousins.