Our Stories

Portrait of alumnus Randy Meech 97
Portrait of alumnus Randy Meech 97

In any career path, you’re always communicating. It’s important you’re describing things coherently and consistently, whether it’s in a design document or an email or making a pitch to an investor.

Finding His Way
­Randy Meech ‘97 puts the foundational skills he learned at Fitchburg State to work as an entrepreneur and innovator
Salvatore Emma '83

My professors taught me all the fundamentals about business, as much as you can from a book. But then they talked how about how to learn, how to work hard. That carried me.

Solving Problems
Salvatore Emma '83
Portrait of student Mohamed Elsayyad Class of 2022

Studying philosophy definitely helped me analyze the different dimensions of a problem. Philosophy is a concept that can be applied to real-life issues. It’s not a book sitting on a shelf collecting dust.

Justice, Truth and Knowledge
Ethical Reasoning is a cornerstone of the new general education program
Mallory-Anne Perron '14 is a nurse at Brigham and Womens Hospital

I don’t feel like a hero. I took an oath to take care of people and that’s all that I’m trying to do.

The New Reality
Mallory-Anne Perron '14
Portrait of student Madelyn Covino in library

One of my English assignments was to write two poems at the end of our semester. I didn't know what to write. After the class, I ended up reading books and enjoying them more, even poetry.

Applied Learning
The Undergraduate Research Conference spotlights student work
Joseph Baeta '92

All of us are being asked to do things differently, so none of us feels alone. I think the way teachers work is going to change.

Total Non-Normal
Joseph Baeta '92
Alexandra Valdez '15 at Boston City Hall

It feels amazing to see more and more students at Fitchburg State who want to get engaged. It’s so close and dear to me to see young Latinos and people of color, because I totally know what they’re going through.

Failure Was Not an Option
Getting a College Degree Was Not a Foregone Conclusion for Alexandra Valdez '15
Catherine Buell teaching

While we practice using contingency tables and finding probabilities, we are looking at the issue of constitutionality and racial profiling in the practice.

Social Justice by the Numbers
Real-world examples are making mathematics more accessible to students