Let's shine that spotlight on one of the 29 Who Shine for Massachusetts Public Higher Education, our own Yerkely Gomez!
A native of the Dominican Republic and a resident of Lawrence, Yerkely has shown a great sensitivity to the environmental challenges facing the Merrimack Valley. Through his volunteer work with the Gulf of Maine Institute, he has given time to the MCC campus recycling program, Lowell's Earth Day, and other environmental improvement initiatives.
He is a member of the Paul Sullivan Leadership Institute, which helps promising student leaders grow as citizens. He plans to continue his education at a four-year university.
His faculty/staff mentor at MCC has been Willy Ramirez, the college's Support Transition Specialist.
Super job, Yerkely! We're busting our buttons over your accomplishments!
Middlesex Community College student Angela Venini has been selected to receive the University of Massachusetts Boston Foster Furcolo Scholarship! Angela graduated from Burlington High School in June 2013, and began her studies at MCC fall,. She is currently completing the requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology concentration.
She has been an active member of MCC and its Commonwealth Honors program. Angela values the
opportunity to participate in such a program stating that among the benefits it
has afforded her, she has been challenged to step beyond her comfort zone,
allowing her to reach a higher level of confidence to create exciting new goals
She has worked as a classroom assistant at F.U.S.E.
Preschool, a school for children with special challenges such as ADHD, anxiety,
on the autism spectrum etc. The experience has encouraged Angela to continue
her study in Psychology and eventually build a career helping children with
both physical and intellectual disabilities achieve self-confidence and pursue
Angela is enthusiastic about the opportunity to become an active
contributing member of the UMass Boston community as well. She has
thoroughly enjoyed her college experience to date and is looking forward to
continuing her education to obtain a Bachelor Degree and eventually graduate
studies. She looks forward to continuing to grow and flourish
at UMass Boston where she will find many opportunities to contribute to
academic scholarship, campus activities, and community service in a way that
honors and embodies the values of MCC as well as UMass and the Foster Furcolo
Give it up for Angela!