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Portrait of Jannette McMenamy of Psychological Science Department

I’m so grateful to the people who listened to me and paid attention to me that I’ve adopted a pay-it-forward approach. I literally would not be here if folks hadn’t taken the time to know me.

Jannette McMenamy
Winner of the 2023 Vincent J. Mara Award for Excellence in Teaching
Alumnus Ben Cezair-Thompson performing Macbeth in London

I definitely wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing without my undergraduate experience at Fitchburg State.

His Hour Upon the Stage
Ben Cezair-Thompson '22
Thumbnail of mural created by alumni and faculty in downtown Fitchburg

The health of a city is often seen mostly in economic terms, but public art projects can shift the focus to the creative, cultural richness of the community and its role in urban revitalization.

Painting a Brighter Future
Alumni and faculty part of public art project in downtown Fitchburg
Ryan C Normand at MassDigi game internship Summer 2022

Not only are we working together to craft a polished game over about three months, we also learn so much from the different educational experiences, backgrounds and talents that everyone involved brings with them.

Learning Through Experience
Ryan C. Normand '22 enjoys summer game design internship
Oscar Burgos Pimentel interning in Washington DC

It's surreal. I like the fact that I'm in the center of everything.

In the Center of Everything
Oscar Burgos Pimentel '23 on his Washington DC internship
Daniel Robinson graduating May 2022

For the past 10 years I kept telling myself it was too late, that I was never going to be able to finish. I realized I was the only thing holding me back.

This Journey Has Just Begun
Daniel Robinson '22 realized it wasn't too late to finish his degree
Female student smiling in library near windows with campus building in background

People think that Greek life is superficial, or only about partying but it’s not. It’s business meetings and planning fundraisers, and collaborating with other clubs. The whole point of it is philanthropy and helping others.

Helping Others
Evynand Akombi ‘22
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