Stephanie Murphy is a junior at NEC from Nashua, NH. She came to NEC as a transfer student from a local community college. She chose NEC because of the positive experience she had with her admission transfer process. She remembers visiting campus for an information session...
Stephanie Murphy is a junior at NEC from Nashua, NH. She came to NEC as a transfer student from a local community college. She chose NEC because of the positive experience she had with her admission transfer process. She remembers visiting campus for an information session and meeting her admission counselor and receiving all the necessary assistance she would require as a transfer student. She knew that if she had received such wonderful attention during the admissions process that the attention she would receive from her NEC professors would be just what she was looking for: nurturing, engaging and student-centered.
Today, Stephanie enjoys the ease of contact she has with her professors. This one-on-one relationship enables her to receive the help she needs when she has questions, and allows her to tackle any challenge head-on with the knowledge she has the support of her professors.
Stephanie has taken great advantage of the various clubs and student activities available to students, especially the Student Entertainment Committee (SEC). This club plans and arranges all special on campus events, such as: comedians, musicians and hypnotists. Stephanie also hosts her own radio show on our campus radio station, WNEC. She writes an “Underground Musician” column for the campus newspaper, The New Englander, and she is a general member of Sexual Orientation United with Pride, otherwise known as SOUP.
Stephanie believes that her student club participation helps to prepare her, by providing useful life skills and connections. For example, as a Public Relations major with a minor in Journalism, my membership with SEC gives me valuable first-hand experience event planning and promotional activities. The column in The New Englander has helped her improve her professional writing skills. She also feels it is her student club experience that has helped her make life-long friends.
The five words that come to mind when Stephanie thinks about her experience at NEC are: supportive, entertaining, enlightening, persistence, and passion.
Stephanie is a member of the class of 2011. After graduation, Stephanie is sure to enjoy a successful career due in large part to hard work and active participation in her student experience. Although she will miss the freedom of being an independent learner in such a supportive campus atmosphere, she has developed the necessary skills that will allow her to become a self-sufficient professional.