Graduates tell freshmen to seize vo-tech opportunities

We were thrilled to host seven of our graduates today for our Annual Alumni Panel. They spoke to all freshmen in the auditorium during the Freshmen Halftime Show about their experiences at Whittier and what has made them successful college graduates, business owners and more. They are:

Aurora Vellante, Health Occupations, Class of 2011, earned a bachelor's in Clinical Exercise Science from Salem State College, working as research assistant at Salem State, is a facility manager and coach at BNS Fitness in Salem, MA

Justin McGuire, Carpentry, Class of 2011, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from UMass and is pursuing master's degree in Higher Education Administration 

Jerome Senior, Carpentry, Class of 2011, earned two Associate's Degrees, employed as firefighter and paramedic in Westbrook, ME, pursuing education to be a fire instructor.

Lissangy Rodriguez, Design and Visual Communications, Class of 2012, Associates Degree from NECC, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Marketing at UMass Lowell, works as inside sales rep for Summit Diagnostics, a pharmaceutical company in Salem, NH.

William Pepe, Carpentry, Class of 2014, pursuing entrepreneurship studies at Endicott College, started own business at age 19, W.C. Pepe Career Training, works with Mass. Dept of Public Safety on training for hoisting licenses

Katharine Labrecque, CAD, Class of 2011, earned bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Development, attended business course at Harvard, will pursue masters in Public Administration  

Moderator Tia Roy, Health Occupations, Class of 2011, earned bachelor's degree in Psychology from Merrimack College. Studying Higher Education and Student Affairs at UCONN, will graduate in May.

Aurora Vellante, Health Occupations, Class of 2011, earned bachelor's degree in Clinical Exercise Science from Salem State College, working as research assistant at Salem State and is facility manager and coach at BNS Fitness in Salem, MA

Justin McGuire, Carpentry, Class of 2011, Lawrence, working on masters in higher education administration at UMass, bachelors in psychology from UMass

Jerome Senior, Carpentry, Class of 2011, earned two Associate's Degrees, employed as firefighter and paramedic in Westbrook, ME. He is pursuing education to be a fire instructor.

Lissangy Rodriguez, Design and Visual Communications, Class of 2012, Associates Degree from NECC, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Marketing at UMass Lowell, works as inside sales rep for Summit Diagnostics, a pharmaceutical company in Salem, NH.

William Pepe, student at Endicott College pursuing entrepreneural studies, started own business at age 19, W.C. Pepe Career Training, works with Mass. Dept of Public Safety on training for hoisting licenses

Katharine Labrecque, CAD, Class of 2011, earned bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Development, attended business course at Harvard, will pursue masters in Public Administration

Moderator Tia Roy, Health Occupations, Class of 2011, Haverhill, earned bachelor's degree in Psychology from Merrimack College. Studying Higher Education and Student Affairs at UCONN