"Just making it as far as Regionals and Zones was such an accomplishment to me, but making it all the way to Nationals and placing fifth in the nation was just amazing. I still have a hard time processing it all."
Jamie DeBenedictis '15, Nursing
Curry Equestrian Club Team
"You can get anything done if you make the commitment. No matter what you're doing, it's not about this moment, it's about that moment five years from now and where you want to be."
David Littlefield '91, Management
"The Sausage Guy"
Owner, 'Salsa's' Restaurants
"If I have learned one lesson in my professional life dealing with unforeseen tragedy and misfortune, on 9/11, in the Gulf of Mexico, and now in Boston, it is this - take nothing for granted."
2013 Commencement Speaker
Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq.
Administrator, The One Fund Boston
"I definitely like the fact that I can get to know my students at Curry on an individual level. I'm able to engage my students in a way that I couldn't do with bigger classroom sizes. I feel like I know the students, I have the time to invest in each and every one."
Professor Shavindrie Cooray
"Had [my professors] not taken us on the 'Hollywood Productions: Up Close' class trip, I would not have met who I needed to meet in order to make my L.A. connections."
Joe Morabito '06, Communication
'Dancing with the Stars'
"Some of my friends at home laughed when I told them I was applying to work in professional sports…but look at me now."
Kassandra Spadaro '13, Communication
-On securing internships with the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics and Lowell Spinners during her time at Curry
"I feel like I am an accomplished alumnus...It felt great to come back and tell my story...and show these students what can happen if you take full advantage of your education here and grasp every opportunity."
Greg Gough '11, Criminal Justice
Farmington, NH Police Department
"I've learned [about] experimental Psychology, had peer teaching opportunities, experience in the lab, and exposure to many areas of Psychology. I completely love it here."
Heather Flaherty '14
"I intend to continue sharing my experiences and travels-as well as the content of my research-in interesting ways that will stretch the international and global awareness of my audiences."
Professor Les Muray - Philosophy/Religion
Recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study in his native Hungary in 2014
"Communication students at Curry get to be hands-on and work with the equipment from day one; on and off camera. So I chose the program that would offer me the best chance to become a sports broadcaster after graduation."
Sikhumbuzo 'Skubie' Mageza '14
"I think Curry College was absolutely the best match for me. I couldn’t see myself anywhere else. I love this area. I love the campus. I love the community here, the classes, everything just kind of worked for me and I felt like I really fit in here."
Michelle Pritchard '12, Special Education
Minor in Dance
"I know a lot of other schools make you wait; they want you to be near perfect as soon as you get on air. That's not realistic to me. You learn and grow by doing, making mistakes and correcting them."
Alex Danahy '13, Communication
Member of the AP Award-winning WMLN (Curry Radio) team
"Shane's attitude is one that I have not seen before; always upbeat, energetic and willing to be the ultimate team player. This behavior will become a positive influence on our players and coaches."
Head Football Coach Skip Bandini
On recruiting (via Team IMPACT) 13-year-old Shane Heffernan, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis
"I came to Open House and fell in love with the campus. Meeting and speaking with the professors in the IT department was great, they had me hooked from the start."
Stacy Osorio '14
"Being able to interview Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis was one of the highlights of my time at Curry. It will also help to prepare me when interviewing other high profile subjects in my professional career after Curry."
Matt Fitzgerald '13
"Internships definitely prepare you for the real world, learning what will be expected of you...and how to be professional and reliable. But if you are enjoying what you are doing, it doesn't seem like work, it just seems fun that you're learning."
Sarah Nix '12, Biology
On her internship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
"That’s one of the greatest values of multimedia, you need to be able to write the long-form story, but you also need to be able to tweet about breaking news as it happens. You need to do your own photography, shoot your own video and then edit it all."
Professor Jeff Lemberg
"I can't say enough about the Education program. I am so close with all of my professors...I'm always emailing and meeting with them. And the small class sizes are great - it's so personal. I love it!"
Monica DiStefano '14
"I want to manage a television station or work in the corporate offices of a network like ESPN, TBS, or NBC, so it’s important to understand how to run a business. By also knowing the television production process, I feel I’ll be a stronger and more credible leader."
Elton Silva '14
"I was directly accepted into the Curry Nursing program...I received better scholarships from Curry...and I would also get to start my clinical rotations during sophomore year, so I would gain that real world experience right off the bat."
Amber Soucy '13, Nursing
-On why Curry was her clear first choice
"Having a master’s degree gives you an advantage in terms of the growth of your career and in terms of having more knowledge to draw upon. For me, it was about applying that knowledge to my everyday work life."
John Fratolillo '09, M.A. Criminal Justice
Area Vice President, Securitas