MCC in the First Person

First-Hand Experience from our Students, Graduates, Faculty and Staff


Jackie Jackter, Biology

Spring 2011

Jackie Jackter

Jackie Jackter graduated from high school, and like many other high school graduates here in Connecticut, she decided to attend UCONN. Jackie quickly realized however, that UCONN was not a good fit for her - it was just too big a school, so she left.

After leaving UCONN, Jackie took business classes online through the University of Phoenix, but she missed the classroom environment. Her advisor at the University of Phoenix recommended she look at local community colleges in order to save on expenses yet still receive the educational experience she was looking for.

Jackie ended up choosing to attend MCC because she heard great things about MCC and was impressed that MCC had received awards for being the best community college.

"MCC's an establishment that many rely on to get a high quality education. I sincerely believe we are getting a great amount of learning for the cost. It is a high yield investment, the best one I have personally ever made."

"MCC is great, I am really glad I ended up her,"stated Jackie who is enjoying the small class sizes and community feel. "The small class sizes allow me to ask questions and get extra help when needed. My advisor, Professor, Golden, has been great at helping me look at college and other research opportunities. I feel more important here than at a large college."

Since enrolling at MCC, Jackter has joined Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an international honor society recognizing the academic achievement of associate degree students, and enjoys the volunteer opportunities that are available through the organization.

Jackie is now in her third semester at MCC and will graduate in spring 2012. After graduation, she plans to pursue her Bachelor's degree at a small four-year college. Her future goals are to work in a lab conducting research and experiments while working to obtain her Master's and Ph.D.

"I tell everyone that they can attend a community college and still graduate from a four-year college. You can save a lot of money and still be taught by highly esteemed professors."
Last Update: May 31 2012
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