Sarah Ben and Jerry

November 8th, 2015 | Uncategorized

From the title of this blog you would think that I love Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, or I’ve made some new friends named Ben and Jerry. However, neither is the case. Don’t worry; I have made plenty of friends here, none of which are named Ben and Jerry though. 🙂


Instead, the title of this blog was inspired by not one, but several unrelated people, who could not pronounce my last name. Instead of attempting the long last name, they decided calling me ‘Sarah Ben and Jerry’ was easiest. When I originally heard this, I couldn’t help but laugh. I laughed even more when I realized that more than one person had this idea. I had never heard this nickname before, but its easily one of my favorites. At least I am associated with a good brand of ice cream, right? 


I know my last name is long, and people tend to struggle with it… but I have never had this many people just ignore my last name all together because its that difficult to pronounce. In fact, one of my friends prides herself on the fact that she can finally pronounce my last name without any help.


Although it is such a small part of my time in Ireland, it’s a story that I will always remember. From now on, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream will always mean so much more to me than just a brand of ice cream. 


Victory Scholar: Sarah Benedetti

Present University: University of Limerick

US League: NEC

Club/Community Partner: UL Huskies

Alma Mater: St. Francis College 

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland


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