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Dear Fellow Students,

My journey as a returning adult student as well as a dislocated worker began in August 2004. The last time I sat in a classroom was in 1978, I was terrified at the thought of taking a math course. I could have perceived my situation as a low point in my life instead I choose to turn it into the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of obtaining a college degree.


I enrolled as a full-time student majoring in Human Services and faced a great deal of uncertainty during my first semester. I had to learn how to balance both academics and my personal life. Each one of my classes required weekly assignments as well as several chapters of reading. I took advantage of the services that were available to help me succeed. I spent the entire first two semesters in the Learning Center seeking help with math in addition to requiring guidance from Adult Learner Services with all of my other questions and concerns.

The remaining semesters seemed to go by rather quickly and I found myself to be a well adjusted student balancing both academics and my personal life. My professors were very supportive and I welcomed the opportunity to build new relationships with my fellow students.


In May of 2006 I proudly walked across the stage with my family and friends present to receive my AAS in Human Services. This was one of the proudest days of my life and because of my positive experiences at MVCC, I pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY IT graduating in 2009.

My story continues on as a Student Services Specialist a role in which I feel I can benefit the students I will be serving based on my education and personal experiences. So I welcome all of you to begin a new chapter in your life and please know the staff at MVCC is here to guide you through your journey.


I look forward to answering any of your questions, comment or concerns about returning to or attending college for the first time. All you need to do is click on the image above to send me an e-mail.

Best Wishes,

Rosemarie