MC2 Monadnock Graduate

Husson College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Interview with Patty Cressy

How did you enjoy the experience of transitioning to the new learning environment of college? What was your favorite part, what was your least favorite part?
I really enjoyed my time at Husson. My favorite part was learning skills that I would use as a nurse. I hated writing papers that weren’t interesting or related to my major. I thought it was just stupid and frankly a waste of my time.

What is your favorite memory from MC2?
My favorite memories are centered around The Mysteries of the CES Fall Forum in Boston. For example: What exactly happened to the MC2 kids during second part of the Youth Forum? What was the man’s name that chased Jessica and me down the streets of Boston at 10:00 PM? How many gallons of soda did Andy drink? And where DID all that soda come from?

What was your funniest moment at MC2?
Probably about 75% of the moments that I spent with Chris O’Connor

Who from MC2 has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
Robyn was the first person to help me figure out how to use problem-solving by helping me identify a problem and the best solution.

What was the biggest challenge you faced in the transition from MC2 to Husson?
Prioritizing and working on a lot of different assignments at once. After about a month at school, I had a week where all of my classes had tests and I had a paper and a project due. I had trouble figuring out what to work on first and how to find the time to work on everything. At MC2, I could figure out what was the important project and work on it until it was done, then start the next one. When I got to college, I had a hard time figuring out how to work on a bunch of assignments and study for tests simultaneously instead of doing them one at a time or having flexible deadlines.

How well do you feel MC2 prepared you for the college experience?
MC2 did a decent job of preparing me. It was good to have so much experience working independently but I was not used to working toward so many deadlines at once. Or doing math. Or cutting open dead animals’ brains. More dead animals should be cut up to prepare MC2 students for college.

If you could give one piece of advice to the current MC2 students, what would it be?
It’s worth it to finish up and graduate if it’s possible for you. If you end up in college, get to know your professors. If they know who you are, they are more likely to give you a break when you need one or bump your grade up.