Stories

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Korry Dow 07 of Nashoba Valley Medical Center

Every step along the way has just been unexpected. I feel like I was meant to be here. I’ve been at the right place at the right time. It feels really good to love the job you’re doing.

It's Going to Change Us
Korry Dow '07
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
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
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
Portrait of alumnus Michael Kushmerek 08 13

If I had to do it all over again, I’d come back to Fitchburg State, definitely. A Fitchburg State education has opened every door that was presented to me, including the doors to the Statehouse.

Opening Doors
State Rep. Michael Kushmerek ‘08, ‘13 found ‘the perfect fit’ at Fitchburg State
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
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
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
Portrait of Sharon Bernard '99

To me, a liberal arts and science degree is the ideal course of study for anyone who isn’t really sure of the path they want to take. You never know when a particular subject or teacher will light a spark that will shape the rest of your life.

Lighting the Spark
Sharon Bernard ‘99 turned a passion for the written word into a rewarding career in the library