This morning, our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, met with Department Deans & Chars, and Academic Advising at their Summer Orientation 2022 in the Holmes Dining Commons. These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.
Fitchburg Massachusetts' Mayor Stephen l. DiNatale and Chief of Police Ernest F. Martineau stopped by the Wallace Civic Center this morning for the AXON Roadshow to learn about cutting edge products in the field of protection. They, along with students in our Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) got a chance to try virtual reality training, fire off the latest in taser technology, drone piloting, and so much more.
Rebecca Hess '22 is putting her customer service and political science skills to work.
"My political science simulations taught me communications and management skills. Even if I don’t agree with you, I can understand your position so we can try to meet in the middle."
As a newly-minted university graduate, Rebecca Hess ‘22 has already made a career out of constituent service.
The Leominster native enrolled at Fitchburg State University four years ago because she wanted to stay local while pursuing a college degree in political science, and planned to keep working part-time.
“As soon as I turned 16, I had a job,” said Hess, who counts Chuck E. Cheese and Barnes & Noble among her prior posts.
Those jobs weren’t glamorous, but Hess learned a lot about customer service from the daily interactions with patrons. “I had years of interacting with so many different types of people,” she said. “What I’ve learned is you can’t be taught those skills without having that experience in customer service.”
Our Office of Student Development Student Orientation Leaders, who are on campus preparing for orientation sessions for our newest Falcons, The Class of 2026, were given a presentation by Jonathan Harvey, Hildur Schilling, and Amy McGlothlin of our Music Department as part of the days training sessions and activities. The presentation stressed the importance of music in student's lives and what Fitchburg State University has to offer. Dr. Harvey noted that a recent study showed that over 70,000,000 Americans participate in a music ensemble - roughly the same number involved on some athletic endeavor.
Students in the he Fitchburg State University Police Program's Recruit Officer Course (ROC) learned Identification and Interrogation techniques from Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor Michael S. McCutcheon. Learn more about our Criminal Justice Program here.
Fitchburg State students are seeing the world this summer, taking part in faculty-led programs to other continents while earning university credits.
Among the courses and destinations this su
The journeys were made possible through the Global Ambassador and Center for Italian Culture Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Scholarship programs, which bring international travel within reach.
This summer, students will also be traveling
to Spain to study education, and another group will go to Costa Rica to study tropical ecology. Domestic travel is also on the menu, with members of the game design program traveling to Los Angeles and Hawaii this summer (with a trip to Japan planned for 2023).
Pictured are students in Verona, Italy, May 2