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Penny Christman '17
April 26, 2022

Since earning her bachelor's degree from MCLA, Penny Christman '17 has found tremendous satisfaction with her career at General Dynamics--and has received multiple promotions to reflect the passion and skill she has as a program manager.

Domenica Gomez
April 19, 2022

If you're wondering how to make the most out of your college experience, Domenica Gomez '23 is a good person to ask. As a student athlete, admissions ambassador, and double major in international business and sociology, Gomez regularly advises prospective students to get involved in campus activities, ask for help, and explore new experiences. "Take risks! Join a club you might not be interested in! Try things out," she said. "You won't lose anything."

Andy Cambi '20
April 13, 2022

When Andy Cambi '20 started working for the City of Pittsfield Health Department, he knew he wanted to advance in his career. With hard work, mentorship, encouragement, and an MCLA degree, he did--and is now the city's director of public health.

Abby Abrahamson ’22 has always had a passion for the environment—and now she’s helping instill that passion in others through her work with Bio4Climate.
April 5, 2022

Abby Abrahamson '22 has always had a passion for the environment--and now she's helping instill that passion in others through her work with Bio4Climate.

College is a big decision, whether you’re researching schools for the first time, looking into transferring, or thinking about what to do after graduation. So what’s the best way to start that process?
March 23, 2022

College is a big decision, whether you're researching schools for the first time, looking into transferring, or thinking about what to do after graduation. So what's the best way to start that process?

Jake Boillat ’18 didn’t realize his career path even existed until he was a student at MCLA. Now, as manager of community outreach and engagement for the Common App and Reach Higher, his work is to help remove barriers for high school students all over the country to begin a path that will lead to similar discoveries.
March 8, 2022

Jake Boillat '18 didn't realize his career path even existed until he was a student at MCLA. Now, as manager of community outreach and engagement for the Common App and Reach Higher, his work is to help remove barriers for high school students all over the country to begin a path that will lead to similar discoveries.

Down the street from campus, MCLA alumni are making a major community impact through their work at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.
February 28, 2022

Down the street from campus, MCLA alumni are making a major community impact through their work at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.

January 31, 2022

To be successful, diversity, equity, and inclusion has to be threaded into everything we do--including the arts. MCLA's Institute for Arts and Humanities is a great example of how to infuse foundation-changing philosophies into programming that empowers students, spreads knowledge, and contributes to the existing body of work and research on DEI in the arts.

How can data help drive decision-making in DEI? Jason Canales ’00 will tell you—and he’s got plenty of examples to offer.
January 26, 2022

How can data help drive decision-making in DEI? Jason Canales '00 will tell you--and he's got plenty of examples to offer.

January 24, 2022

As associate director of MCLA's diversity programs and Multicultural Education Resource Center (MERC), Arlene Theodore is a mentor, a passionate advocate for students of color, and a content expert who is working across campus to make sure everyone understands that diversity, equity, and inclusion work requires the entire community's participation.