Stories

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Sgt Ryan Nardone and Fitchburg State student Christopher Dickey

I jumped at the opportunity to welcome students from Fitchburg State to my department. I’m glad these young adults could put themselves in a police cruiser and see if this is something they want to do full-time.

Every Day is Different
Sgt. Ryan Nardone, Mashpee Police Department
Watertown Fire Chief Robert "Biff" Quinn

The fire service turned out to be a very rewarding career for me.

Reducing Their Risk
Fire Chief Robert "Biff" Quinn '81
Heidi Cowley '11

I had to think about how to reach my students online, and that’s when I started with the idea of a book. I draw a lot of coloring pages that kids have at school, so I was thinking about a series of those that kids could download. And then it grew into an actual children’s book.

Reaching Each Other
Heidi Cowley '11
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
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