Micaela Hill '12 - Admission
A bubbly, brown-eyed junior explains that choosing New England College (NEC) was an easy choice. After her guidance counselor informed her of the opportunities available, Micaela decided that leaving Londonderry, New Hampshire for four years in Henniker, NH would be the path she would choose to pursue.
Micaela was determined to find a college that wasn’t too close or too far from home. Her checklist included a small school with small classroom sizes, one on one interaction with professors, a chance to form close relationships with the other students and a place to let her outgoing personality shine through. Micaela has experienced all that she has hoped to through her education at NEC, thus far.
With a major in sociology and a minor in psychology and criminal justice, Micaela has had the opportunity to intern at the Goffstown Police Department where she worked with victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and stalking. This experience has played a crucial role in the career Micaela plans to pursue after graduating from NEC. She hopes to work with the same type of victims she helped during her internship in and out of the court system or with a local police department.
When Micaela isn’t helping those in the community, she is helping prospective students become acquainted with NEC as a Student Ambassador. “I absolutely love representing the school. I am truly proud of NEC so giving tours to possible future students is something that I enjoy,” says Micaela. Not only is she involved with the potential students, but she has served as a Summer Orientation Leader to incoming first-year students. Leading approximately 20 students at a time over a three day span, Micaela prepares students for life at NEC. In March, she will take her helpful nature to New Orleans with the Environmental Action Committee.
Micaela would advise other students- “Make sure that you find a school that best fits you as an individual.” It seems as though she took her own advice when choosing to attend the college-“NEC is a very welcoming and warm school that accepts everyone as they are. I met friends the minute I stepped on campus; I feel so at home here.” With a smile that seems almost permanent, one can tell that she is truly at her home away from home.