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HOW HAS BEING INVOLVED ON CAMPUS HELPED
YOU SUCCEED?
Being more involved
on campus has helped
me be successful in all
aspects of my life. As
a nontraditional college
student, older and
someone with a family,
I didn't feel like I fit in
here at first. Because of
this, I would, originally,
just go to class and go home. While serving in my Commonwealth
Corps position, I learned college is a place for students from all walks
of life, where we can learn to appreciate diversity and be tolerant of our
differences. Now, I am able to better manage my time by being able to
balance my personal and academic life, and be a better role model for
my children.
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HAVE YOU ALWAYS SEEN YOURSELF AS A LEADER?
I didn't at first, but now that I think about it, I have always unknowingly
taken on leadership roles. As a child, whenever I played with my sisters
or friends, I remember always wanting to take on the role of teacher
or principal. But in class, I was shy and hardly spoke up. The roles I've
taken on as a student leader at Middlesex didn't just happen overnight
I had to push and challenge myself.
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WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM BEING
INVOLVED ON CAMPUS?
I found that I am able to stay more focused and motivated to do well
with my academics. I have a few mentors on campus, and their
encouragement made me want to be better at what I do and to be a
better person.
Nick
Mozzicato
Hometown:
Acton
Program of Study:
Studio Art
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WHAT CAMPUS ACTIVITIES ARE
YOU INVOLVED IN?
I am the treasurer-elect of the MCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor
Society. I serve as an officer and PTK representative for the Student
Union Government Association (SUGA). I'm a member of the Fashion
Club and the Spectrum club. I participated in the Social Justice
Conference in December of 2016, which led to us working together on
advertising for the MCC Campus Food Pantry.
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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS?
I joined the Fashion Club hoping they had resources and information
that would help me prepare to transfer into a fashion design bachelor's
degree program. Then I began to get involved with SUGA as I met other
members at community events, like The City of Lights Parade in Lowell.
I spent more time getting to know PTK board members and SUGA
members at the first Social Justice Conference. I hope I can inspire
diversity and acceptance, and improve the quality of life and improve the
policies around MCC for the student body. My hope is to leave Middlesex
in a better place than when I arrived here.
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HOW HAS BEING INVOLVED ON CAMPUS HELPED
YOU SUCCEED?
PTK and SUGA have both helped me grow more, professionally. And the
diversity of campus and attending the Social Justice Conference has
helped me define what I want to do in the fashion industry challenge
stereotypes and help people celebrate who they are, not who they
are expected to be. My time at Middlesex is teaching me how to turn
thoughts and wishes into action to improve the community around me.
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HAVE YOU ALWAYS SEEN YOURSELF AS A LEADER?
Honestly, no. I struggled
a lot with faith and
depression growing up.
I looked up to my parents
and trusted in them to
lead me for years. It
wasn't until I found a
good therapist in my
early 20s that I began to
discover who I really am
and started to learn to take the lead in my own life. I changed from a
shy, insecure person to someone confident. Knowing exactly who I am
and what I believe in has naturally transitioned me toward an affinity for
leadership and a desire to inspire others.
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WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM BEING INVOLVED
ON CAMPUS?
I learned how to listen. Becoming treasurer of PTK and being involved
in SUGA has helped me develop my listening skills. I've heard many
students talk about how hard it can be to raise a family, work, get
schoolwork done, and pay for school. I have learned we can work
together to improve these situations for some students. I learned
students have more power and capability to change things on campus
than I thought possible when I first joined.
Tura Linderholm
STUDENT
LEADERSHIP
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