Our Stories

Runner Taban Manyok in the Recreation Center
Runner Taban Manyok in the Recreation Center

I’ve been super-disciplined. Running, going to practice and going to the meets puts me in a mindset of working to be successful. If I have time to go on a 10-mile run, then I should have time to do an hour or two of homework. I make sure everything balances out.

Running Toward Success
Taban Manyok ‘24
Marissa Arseneau '17

It’s definitely been hard and anxiety-provoking, because I’ve been putting myself at risk every day for my patients. But I’m extremely grateful I can do my part and lend a hand to helping the people in need at this time.

Doing My Part
Marissa Arseneau '17
Joseph Cautela III ‘22 at Hammond Hall Information Desk

Fitchburg State is somewhere I’ve really peaked, so far. I’m going to miss being involved in so much on campus, and how it let me get to know so many people and learn so much.

Following My Passion
Joseph Cautela III ‘22
Johanna Viteri '20

The professors were always there to answer questions, and that’s one of the things I really love about Fitchburg State. The professors are really vested in your success. It’s like a family.

It's Never Too Late
Johanna Viteri '20
Stephany Infante '16 alumni on campus

I really learned that I love to give back when I was at Fitchburg State. It stuck with me, and I’ve continued giving back in my hometown. Fitchburg State University really changed my life.

Finding a Voice
Stephany Infante ‘16
Angele Goss

These courses provide a much needed opportunity to engage in dialogue, self-reflection and community building. Doing so replaces misinformation with empathy, compassion and belonging.

Educating the Community
The Center for Professional Studies is equipping local schools and businesses to serve increasingly diverse constituencies
Alumni Trustee Eric Gregoire '11

From the very beginning I loved the opportunity to get to know students and their concerns, and to give voice to their concerns in a productive way.

Transforming Lives
Eric Gregoire ‘11
Shalayah Washington aka Red Shaydez

Fighting for equality is always at my core, along with human rights. We should all be able to start with a clean slate.

Music Can Change the World
Shalayah Washington '14 Makes Music That Matters
Unity Rally on the quad in 2020

One of our first objectives is to have a better understanding of our own identities and our own biases.

A Student Ready Campus
The university’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts span the entire campus
Alumna Rebecca Hess '22

My political science simulations taught me communications and management skills. Even if I don’t agree with you, I can understand your position so we can try to meet in the middle.

Point of Contact
Rebecca Hess '22 is putting her customer service and political science skills to work