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84%

84% of our freshman students come back for another year at Elms! (Fall 2016)

57%

57% of our students graduate in 6 years or less!
(Fall 2011)

97%

97% of our bachelor’s graduates are currently employed or are enrolled in continuing education.
(Class of 2017)

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100%

100% of our Masters graduates are currently employed.
(Class of 2017)

100%

100% of our Doctoral graduates are currently employed.
(Class of 2017)

Student Success

Photo of accounting and healthcare management graduate Marie Lafortune

 

Photo of Tam Le, a graduate of the healthcare management program

Marie Lafortune ’17
BA in accounting and healthcare management
Audit associate at Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

After double majoring at Elms Marie launched herself into a rewarding career as an accountant with Meyers Brothers Kalicka, a public accounting firm based in the Pioneer Valley. She also entered the MS in Accounting program at Western New England University to prepare for the CPA exam. Read Marie’s story.

Tam Le ’15
BA in healthcare management
Scheduler for interpreter and translation services at Baystate Medical Center

After beginning her career at Baystate Medical Center as a medical interpreter, Tam advanced to a leadership role as the scheduler for the interpreter and translation services department. The skills she gained from her degree help her coordinate language services for the 1.8 million patients Baystate sees every year. Read Tam’s story.

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Photo of Lauren Bolduc, a graduate of the criminal justice program

 

 

Madeline Jordan ’18
BA in biology, minor in bioethics
Graduate student in the Pharm.D. program at Western New England University

To supplement her studies in biology, Madeline gained real-world pharmacy experience as a CVS pharmacy technician her junior and senior year. She was subsequently admitted to the prestigious Pharm.D. program at Western New England University, where she will continue her journey to become a pharmacist in fall 2018. Read Madeline’s story.

Lauren Bolduc ’17
BA in criminal justice
Patrol officer with the Northampton Police Department

After spending three years upholding justice in New Hampshire as a patrol officer, Lauren transferred to the Northampton Police Department in Massachusetts. Eager to get involved with the department’s community policing initiatives, Lauren is at work completing a 14-week field training program before going back on patrol. Read Lauren’s story.

Photo of computer information technology graduate Joe Gaszi

 

Photo of psychology and English double major Mary Iellamo, 2018 class valedictorian

Joe Gaszi ’17
BA in computer information technology, minors in mathematics and cybersecurity
Software developer at 1st Alliance Lending

After perfecting his computer science skills at Elms, Joe quickly found success as a software developer at 1st Alliance Lending, a mortgage loan company in Connecticut. Read Joe’s story.

Mary Iellamo ’18
BA in psychology and English, minor in theater studies
Graduate student in the Psy.D. program at Springfield College

Mary creatively blended her interests in psychology and English while working as a hospital psychiatric technician, using poetry to lead patient discussion groups. She was admitted to the doctorate of counseling psychology program at Springfield College, where she will begin her quest to become a clinical psychologist in fall 2018.

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Photo of a female undergraduate nursing student in the Elms skills lab

Austin DeCosmo ’17
BS in nursing
Registered nurse at Baystate Children’s Hospital, Emergency Department

After graduating and passing the NCLEX, Austin began working as an RN at Baystate Children’s Hospital. Listen to Austin discuss how he prepared for the NCLEX.

Lindsey McNiff ’18
BS in nursing
Registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center, Urology Unit

Lindsey did it all in her four years at Elms, staying busy as a tutor in the library, a resident advisor, a two-sport athlete, and a nursing major. After graduating and passing the NCLEX, she joined Mercy Medical Center as an RN. Read Lindsey’s story.

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