05/18/2022 | AuthorNCC
Frank Parise, SUNY Nassau's most mature graduate this year, will be 75 in August.
"I first came to SUNY Nassau Community College in the mid 1960s, just after I graduated from high school. I have to admit that back then I wasn't ready for college and wasn't the best student. At that time, I also thought that 12 years of school was enough. Then I got drafted.
After that I started working in retail management. I found I liked and had a good career in various establishments. Over time I also became a volunteer firefighter and have worked as one for many years. As a firefighter, I have attended SUNY Nassau through the SAFER grant, which is a partnership between the College and Nassau County.
I have always been an active guy, so I also participated in my local school board and eventually was elected president. At graduations I would see others in their robes and mine was plain because I didn't graduate from college. I wanted to encourage the students to continue their education. By that time I also had grandchildren and wanted to be an example to them, too.
I enjoyed every minute of my classes at SUNY Nassau. In addition to emergency management, I found that I also really like history. I'm thinking about continuing my education to get my Bachelor's degree in history!"
I am a marketing major and will graduate in 2025. After a rough start at a large four-year university, I chose to attend Nassau Community College. It has a nice campus, a great community, and besides — my mom went here! My best experience so far has been my in-class presentations.
Jul 18, 2023 | NCC
I transferred to NCC to pursue a degree in Nursing. After some sudden life-changing events I needed to be back home with my family. Nassau was the best educational opportunity for me, especially considering my chosen career path. One of my favorite experiences at the College so far has been forming a sense of community with my peers.
Jul 17, 2023 | NCC
My major is Biology and I am in my second year at NCC. I originally came to Nassau Community College because of the smaller class sizes and proximity to my home but the terrific faculty and flexible class schedules are great as well. As a science major, I would have to say one of my favorite experiences at Nassau has been the hands-on work that we do in the labs during biology classes.
Jul 17, 2023 | NCC