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Single, working mom transfers, forges new career path

Aicha Santos, originally from Puerto Rico, transferred to Mitchell College after taking classes at a community college when her son was a child. Working nights at Mohegan Sun, she thought she couldn’t juggle full-time classes with work, but with the support of the Mitchell community, she did. At Mitchell she completed an internship that created a life-changing new career path.

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Nature journaling class educates and inspires

Students in Mitchell’s “Naturalist Journal” class recently spent time at Alewife Cove with members of the Alewife Conservancy. The class has visited several natural areas in and around New London to connect to the environment through observation by drawing, writing and poetry readings and discussion.

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A truly hands-on internship at the aquarium

Mitchell senior Dev Surprenant, an environmental studies major, interned at the Mystic Aquarium in his top-choice area: the Fish and Invertebrates department. The internship helped him gain an understanding of how to put his hands on something and figure out how it works rather than by looking at a diagram.

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Dance and Cheer: Playing to our strengths

The Dance/Cheer team plays to everybody’s strength, performing at a variety of venues around campus, including athletics events, fall cabaret and dance showcase at the conclusion of each semester.

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Select Chorus: Exercising mind and passion

Performing Arts at Mitchell is unique in that incoming freshmen can potentially participate for 4 years and earn 8 credits towards graduation; no other courses at Mitchell that allow for that level of repetition.

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Taking bold steps in life and work

As a Mitchell College student, Angel Graham ’16 once said, “I want to make a difference and put my footprint on the world.” Today she is doing just that. She credits Mitchell with preparing her to be a critical thinker and develop ways to give back to her community.

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Scholarship recipients work for social change

An early childhood studies major, senior Samantha Oudkerk was one of six Mitchell College students who did their teaching practicum at the Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at Mitchell College in 2021. She plans to become to a preschool teacher or teacher assistant.

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Finding joy through children’s eyes

An early childhood studies major, senior Samantha Oudkerk was one of six Mitchell College students who did their teaching practicum at the Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at Mitchell College in 2021. She plans to become to a preschool teacher or teacher assistant.

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Bringing creativity to the table.

Senior Corrine Wilson has many fond memories of time spent with her grandmother doing things for others. “When I was younger, I remember watching my grandmother make a…

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Motivated to inspire.

Senior Brian Martin began Mitchell College as a communication major with an interest in radio broadcasting. He had a radio show on Radio Mitchell for a year, but as he…

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Capturing life.

If you have been following Mitchell College on social media this semester, you have probably seen photos taken by Mitchell Marketing & Communications intern Alex Brown. Alex says, “My favorite part of…

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The arts, full circle.

When it came time to decide on an academic focus at Mitchell College, senior Kelly Nolan looked back at what she was drawn to as a child. “I have always been interested in…

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Removing mental barriers.

For Lucca Ardovini-Brooker, his internship at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center in New London is serving its purpose.
“My internship has helped me…

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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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