Gretchen Mayhew

BS Fitchburg State University
Major: Communications Media, Graphic Design

Fitchburg State is truly my second home. In 2002 I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Communications Media, and I am currently working towards my Masters in Business Administration. In 2007, I began my career in Admissions, here at Fitchburg State. Being a part of the Admissions team has allowed me to introduce this great learning institution to many students.

As a student, Fitchburg State afforded me many opportunities I never imagined for myself. One in particular is the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy. I spent an entire semester in this beautiful city, learning about the history, culture and of course eating very well. I often tell students no matter what your major, make sure you study abroad because the experience is priceless!

Working in Admissions, I am able to help make the path to college a little easier. Let’s be honest: It is exciting and scary all at the same time. But, I still remember my high school guidance counselor telling me everyone could go to college. There are no excuses. This is the message I try hard to spread amongst potential students. I ease their fears by answering all of their questions even if there are many.

I live in New Hampshire, which surprising to most, is only 35 minutes from campus. I enjoy skiing and spending time with my husband and two step children. I encourage anyone to come see Fitchburg State for yourself, I promise you will be amazed!