What have you been up to since graduation?
Since graduating from MCC I transferred my credits to NJIT and received my BS degree there two years later. After graduating from NJIT I worked briefly as an Inside Sales Rep for a Teflon tubing manufacturer. Then in 1989 I got a job working for the Department of Defense (DoD) at Picatinny Arsenal in Northwestern NJ where I’ve been employed for the past 28 years. While employed by the DoD I went back to school and got my Masters Degree in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ by working full time during the day and attending classes at night for the two years it took to finish the program.
What is one of your greatest achievements since graduating from MCC?
Being able to stay with my current employer for the last 28 years and doing what I love.
What is your fondest memory of MCC?
The friends I made and we still keep in touch.
What was your favorite place on campus, why?
The library. My friends/classmates and I spent a lot of time there studying and had a lot of fun doing it.
Who was your favorite professor and why? I don’t remember his name but I had him for Calculus. He also taught at Rutgers and told us students at MCC that we’re the smart ones taking our freshman and sophomore year classes for engineering at MCC because no matter where it is taught all basic math and science are the same. Just less expensive at MCC than a 4-year college or university.
If you could offer a current MCC student advice, what would it be?
If you plan to continue your education beyond MCC and transfer to a 4-year college or university make sure you discuss it with a council or advisor to make sure you’re taking all the right courses that are transferable.
Why was attending MCC the right decision for you?
Cost and quality of education. It was a stepping stone for me to get me to where I am now.