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Every day, students at Mitchell are exposed to a rich and innovative academic environment that allows them to tailor their education to their unique strengths, interests and goals. Follow their stories…or write your own at Mitchell!

Desmond Knowles, Senior

Academics:  Homeland Security

Desmond Knowles has a perception of the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) that is both hopeful and heartening. “One of the things that stands out to me from both sides is that they all work together. No matter what party or background they’re from, everybody there wants to help Connecticut.” Desmond’s observation comes from first-hand experience through his recent internship with the CGA. Cut short because of COVID-19…

Rhodejah Pettiford, Senior

Academics: Psychology

Everyone has been touched by the challenges brought on by COVID-19, but Mitchell College senior Rhodejah Pettiford uses them to make a difference in the lives of others every day. Rhodejah is spending the summer working at Beechwood, a rehabilitation and long-term care facility in New London, where her main responsibility is to help out with family visits to patients during the pandemic.

Julia Reid ’19

Academics: Human Development with Early Childhood Education certification

Julia Reid ’19, always dreamed of writing a children’s book but found many excuses to stop herself from doing it. Then, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the world slowed, she decided to take the risk and follow her dream…

Victoria Séman, ’20

Academics:  Liberal and Professional Studies-Individualized

New alum Victoria Séman thought that her learning differences might slow down her academic progress and keep her from graduating from college at the same time as her friends from home. “I’ve always known myself to be a smart person. I like learning. It’s fun, but with my learning differences it’s harder for me than some, and that worried me. I didn’t want to graduate a year later. I wanted to graduate in 2020 just like…

Lindsey Fairbank, Senior

Academics:  Criminal Process

When Lindsey Fairbank decided what she wanted to study in college, it wasn’t at the suggestion of a school advisor or even a parent. A favorite television show inspired her. “In high school, I watched a lot of Criminal Minds, and I wanted to do the kind of law enforcement work they were doing. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else…

Jake April, ’20

Academics:  Business

Jake April doesn’t point to a specific class when asked what inspired him during his time at Thames at Mitchell and Mitchell College, but to the people. “The faculty and staff inspired me because, when I was feeling stressed, their words and confidence would remind me that with a little hard work and determination, I could do anything I put my mind to.” 

His hard work and determination has paid off.  

Jessica Servidio ’18

Academics: Early Childhood Education, graduated Magna Cum Laude

After transferring to Mitchell College, Jessica Servidio quickly felt at home, forming relationships with the education faculty, shadowing teachers at the Children’s Learning Center (CLC), and making friends with other education students as they took the preschool children around campus to explore Mitchell’s unique surroundings. The valuable experience she gained in this personalized learning environment helped launch…

Zachary Marmo ’17

Academics:  Environmental Studies with minor in Psychology, graduated Summa Cum Laude

When science gets hands-on, it isn’t just white coats in a laboratory. It can be pulling “settlement plates” off a dock in cold water with banged up knuckles on numb hands. That’s what an environmental studies major would expect when he dives into marine biology. What he didn’t expect as an undergraduate was…

Kevin Coleman ’18

Academics:  Homeland Security, graduated Cum Laude

On day one of Kevin Coleman’s summer internship with the city of New London, he accompanied director of human services Jeannie Milstein on a trip to the state capitol and was introduced to the lieutenant governor and Chris Soto, New London’s State Representative – talk about quickly growing your network! The rest of the summer…

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A few words on fit.

 

"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.

 

If you are looking for a college that: 

 

  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities

 

 

 

…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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