It was all smiles at last evening's School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education Commencement Ceremony. Graduates and their families, and friends gathered at the Fitchburg State University Athletics Recreation Center to receive their advanced degrees. If you missed the ceremony, you can watch it in it's entirety on FATV.
Our School of Graduate Online and Continuing Education (SGOCE) held a Graduate Fair yesterday in Hammond Hall. Fitchburg State University SGOCE along with local university's graduate school programs, provided this as opportunity for schools to meet the talented students at Fitchburg State University, and connect with potential graduate students. This was an opportunity for our students to learn about graduate school programs, and receive information about the application process.
This morning, Fitchburg State University President Richard Lapidus welcomed those gathered in-person, and virtually, to the first ever School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education's Graduate Education Celebration. After remarks by Suzanne Ortega, President of the Council of Graduate Schools, who joined remotely, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Catherine R. Canney presented the inaugural 2022 Graduate Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching to Professor Henry Culver. Then a panel of students, Kondwani Moya, and Kamelia Lechani along with Professors Kyle Moody, and Daneen Deptula talked about the graduate program experience.
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Carolyn Buckley and I just finished my first year with cohort two in the M.Ed. in Education, 5-12 program. I live in Greenfield, MA with my fiancé, Marcus, and two stepchildren, Trevor and Jacqueline, ages 15 and 13. I love to read, play Tetris, and travel. I am a sixth and seventh grade math teacher at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School. Between working full-time and tutoring part-time, my family’s activities keep me busy. Trevor plays football and runs both winter and spring track and Jackie plays soccer and is on the cheer squad. My family is my biggest cheerleader; their support keeps me grounded and drives me to succeed.
When advising students we often hear “If you don’t mind my asking”. Typically accompanying that statement are questions that students feel are embarrassing to ask and don’t want to bring up. As advisors we’re here to answer any and all questions you have, so of course we don’t mind your asking, we encourage you to ask as many questions as you want. The following are the top 5 questions you’re afraid to ask, but should be asking first!
If you are interested in becoming an effective school leader our Educational Leadership and Management (EDLM) programs can help you achieve this goal. We have a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in both School Principal and Supervisor/Director, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS). Courses are now offered in 7-week terms, a low-residency hybrid model, with one or two Saturday meetings for select classes.
In fact, if you’re a college student, you may be in need of a lab science course to satisfy the laws of your degree program. Fitchburg State has just what you need this summer, and for the on-campus courses, you’ll get to spend time in our new state-of-the-art Antonucci Science Complex facility, with our outstanding science faculty as your guides.
Lab science courses can be really challenging, and taking them along with a full plate of other courses can make it hard to get it all done and master that knowledge with everything else demanding your attention.
However, taking a difficult course by itself can provide the time you need to focus on the subject matter and successfully master the material. If you’re in our neighborhood this summer, check out the available lab and science courses we have on the menu: