Our Students:  Kristin King, Early Education and Care (BSE)

Posted by Matthew Bruun on January 17, 2019 at 10:43 AM

Recent graduate, Kristin King has service in her blood. Her grandfather served in the U.S. Army and her uncle in the U.S. Air Force. Feeling the call to serve, Kristin enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. The first airplane trip of her life was to go to basic training in South Carolina. Kristin was deployed to Iraq, where she managed property and supplies in the service of the American war effort.

After being discharged in 2014, Kristin came back home to Leominster. She wanted to continue her education and after being so far from home for so long, she decided to stay local and enrolled at Fitchburg State. It was a decision that would change several lives for the better.

At first, the transition to college life was challenging. The freedom and self-direction of a student was a far cry from the rigid structure experienced by a soldier. Kristin was also several years older than most of her peers in the classroom, creating a further sense of distance. But Kristin doesn’t give up.

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Topics: Our Students, Programs

Our Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on December 28, 2018 at 11:54 AM
As 2018 comes to a close, it's time to wrap up another year of the GCE Blog. We've shared a lot of information and here's a quick look at our top 5 posts of this year.
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Topics: General, Programs

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Posted by Kelly Norris on December 17, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Have you ever thought about why some individuals and groups are more privileged than others or what you can do to help prevent domestic violence? You are invited to explore these and other related questions in the Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies three credit course that will be offered online through Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) during the upcoming winter session, 12/28/2018 through 1/17/2019.

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Topics: Programs, General

Occupational/Vocational Education Webinar FAQs

Posted by Marylyn Gainan on December 7, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Vocational educators, if you missed our webinar, no worries. We've got you covered. Here's the video of the recorded webinar and a list of all the questions asked during the webinar. If you still have questions, just click on the "Speak to an advisor" button at the end of this post and get all of your questions answered.

Watch our video recording of the webinar.


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Topics: Webinars, Programs

Vocational Education: Skilled Workers to Skilled Teachers

Posted by Kelly Norris on November 28, 2018 at 8:59 AM

The value and importance of vocational education and training is obvious; without skilled tradespeople, the whole country would come to a grinding halt. Mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, chefs, electricians, plasterers, dental hygienists – you name it – all play an essential role in the economy. So do those who teach the trades within the public schools.

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Topics: Programs, Webinars