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I have been super involved in the campus community, even as a commuter! During my freshman year, I joined the Student Activities Council as a general member. Then, during my sophomore year, I became Treasurer, and now I am the President! I also have been inducted to the National Society of Leadership and Success as a member and am now the current President. Additionally, I have presented at MCLA’s undergraduate research conference and took a travel course to Ireland.
Arts Management & Performing Arts/Theatre
I love MCLA because I am a name not a number. I have had opportunities from day 1 that I would not have at a larger school. You really get the personal attention you need to succeed in not only your career, but in life. I even had the opportunity to produce a play this year!
Arts Management/Theatre and Art History
South Kortright, NY
I chose MCLA because it reminded me of my hometown and I wanted to feel close to home, while still having independence. I have loved the location since my first visit to MCLA. There is so much to do in the Berkshires and I have loved exploring the area throughout my time here. I am a Resident Advisor this semester and I've gotten involved through planning events and getting to know what my residents are involved in and the common ground that we share.
I chose MCLA because it’s a new environment I could explore and has a small, intimate community where I knew I could thrive academically and socially. I’m involved on campus through a variety of clubs including Nexxus Step Team, Men of Color Initiative, and VP of Christian Fellowship. My college choice was easy once I realized how great of a campus culture exists at MCLA. Also, my mom was happy to hear about the New England tuition reduction.
Psychology/Health Science,/Child & Family Studies
MCLA felt like home to me my first day on campus. The small classes allow for developing fantastic connections with students who share your interests and professors who become mentors almost immediately. Everyone is wildly accepting and picking MCLA was THE best choice I have made in my life so far!
Performing Arts (Theatre), Education (Elementary)
I chose MCLA because of the small knit community and the location of the Berkshires. At MCLA I can connect with professors individually and be able to receive great opportunities because of it. North Adams is also a unique art town with lots of different places to explore! In the Education and Theatre departments, I was able to find a place that I felt like I really belonged.
Community Health Education/Health Sciences
South Boston, MA
I chose MCLA because it was a different environment than what I was used to. Coming from a city to a suburban area was a big change, but I’m glad I did it because it gave me a chance to explore new things like visit the Hoosac Tunnel and MASS MoCA, my favorite museum. I’m a part of the NeXXus step team, Women of Color, Latin American Society and Black Student Union. Being involved in these clubs gave me a group of people I can trust and build amazing relationships with and has been a great experience.
English & Education
I chose MCLA for 2 reasons: the first being the gorgeous scenery around me all the time. I still wake up in awe over the vast mountains that surround North Adams. The second reason is that the school felt like a community. It's much more personal and it is very clear that every individual student is valued as their own person. I love MCLA because it feels like a home away from home. It is extremely welcoming and a good fit for so many different people, no matter what your interests are.