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Not all Nursing students have a lifelong calling to work in the medical field. David Do, Curry College Class of 2018, spent time in the military and started a family before showing interest in the profession. "I wanted to try something new after being in the Navy," said David. "So I jumped into Nursing, and I have come to love it."
McKenna Barlow is well on her way to becoming a teacher, with a double major in Education and Integrated Liberal Studies. Although she enjoys learning about how to assist others through education, McKenna struggled with high-school test taking. One of the main reasons she chose to attend Curry was its renowned Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL), designed to support students with learning differences.
As a kid on the way from Attleboro to visit relatives in Mattapan, Antonio Paulino-Taylor would often pass the sign for Curry College and wonder what might be beyond the entrance gate. When he was a senior in high school, he decided to finally solve that mystery. What he found here appealed to him, and he's been designing his future beyond Curry ever since.
"After Curry, I want to become a broadcast journalist for entertainment news. That's my dream," says Courtney Lee '17, who interned with FOX25 News in the fall of 2016. "I feel with the connections I've made and hands-on experience Curry has given me, I'm going to make it happen."
"I love the Psychology department here at Curry," says Khaila Fitzgerald '18. "All of my professors motivate me every day to reach beyond any goals I ever thought I could have. Every time I go into class I feel like I'm so important here."
In 2016, Ryan Hathaway was selected for one of the three, nationally coveted Boston Globe co-op positions. During the six month long program, Ryan gets paid to cover games, write features, produce multimedia stories and learn from the best in the business at one of the premiere sports news departments in the country.
When you get to college, you hear from your friends, family, and professors that the best thing to do is get involved. Getting an on-campus job, becoming an orientation leader and a resident assistant, having an internship, and even creating a new club at Curry, Abby Pieger heard that message loud and clear.
He's big, he's Canadian and he's a hockey player. But Ellery O'Hara has made himself into much more than that at Curry College. The criminal justice major from Toronto is already on a path to a successful career in law after Curry. And for him, it began with focusing on academics from Day One.
Before Mikayla Korona came to Curry for her first year of college, she received a lot of advice from parents, friends and Orientation Leaders. But it was one very simple suggestion which helped her through those first few weeks of school. "'Stay on campus through Columbus Day Weekend,' was the best advice I got," recalls Mikayla. "That made all of the difference."
Australia, China, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Peru, Spain, Taiwan and Tanzania - For most people, this would be a global destination wish list, or even a recap of a lifetime spent traveling. But for English/Writing Major, Education Minor Andrew Gass '18, it's only the beginning.
Caitlyn De Serres '18 attended a small high school in Vermont with a senior class of 100 students. So when it came time to explore prospective colleges, she knew she wanted to retain that close-knit community feel wherever she went.
A member of the class of 2017 and a double major in criminal justice and politics and history, Jared Berman is an extremely passionate and motivated individual, who as a high school student ran for school committee in his hometown of Weymouth, Massachusetts. He narrowly lost the election, but was not swayed in his passion for involvement.