What have you been up to since graduation?
Currently, I work at Merck as a Process Engineer in Elkton, VA
What is one of your greatest achievements since graduating from MCC?
Was able to graduate MCC with highest honors. People said graduating from a community college with highest honors isn’t a big deal. So I transferred to Rutgers University majoring in Chemical Engineering, where I graduated with highest honors as well.
What is your fondest memory of MCC?
I met some of my best friends at MCC who were also in the engineering program. We would sit in a computer lab of Crabiel Hall whenever we weren’t in class and just hang out, talk and study. There were at least eight of us, and they’re still my close friends today.
What was your favorite place on campus, and why?
Crabiel Hall Computer Labs was a place away from the main scene where we could chat but also do work whenever we wanted to.
Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor Janet Lansinger, she cultivated me love for Organic Chemistry …a class that doesn’t have such great of a reputation…especially at Rutgers. She is awesome! She gave me an A in Organic Chemistry.
If you could offer a current MCC student advice, what would it be?
You are a warrior fighting for your life and your future at MCC! You’re a champion because you haven’t given up on yourself and you can still shine if you believe in yourself. MCC is a great community college. Take advantage of the like-minded warriors around you and succeed with them.
Why was attending MCC the right decision for you?
BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE! MCC saved me money as I was hashing out my general credits and it allowed me to develop the confidence necessary prior to going to a major university like Rutgers where I was able to outshine people who have been there for four years.
Also, it was the best decision because when I did transfer to Rutgers in the summer of 2015, I had a fresh GPA (even though my GPA from MCC was awesome). When I was applying for internships, a fresh GPA really helped me get the internship, which became a job and is now my current career.