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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!
Jakobe Anderson, Sophomore
Academics: Leadership & Business Management/Communication
Aspiring film producer Jakobe (Kobe) Anderson had a plan from the start when he set foot on campus as a freshman last year. “I would try to make Dean’s List, connect with the media technology professor on campus to make myself known and get an internship.” Kobe met all of those goals. Through connections that he made with…
Nicolle Estrella, Senior
Academics: Hospitality & Tourism
One of the many reasons why senior Nicolle Estrella chose to transfer to Mitchell College as a junior was because of its professional connections for students. “Hospitality and Tourism, with a concentration in event management, captured my attention. Mitchell has a great program and offers more classes and learning experiences in this area of study than my other school, connecting students to more real world activities…
Rhodejah Pettiford, Senior
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.
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…
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…
Jake April, ’20
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.