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College Activities Part of NECC Experience for Single Mom

Submitted by on July 15, 2014 – 8:24 pm


NECC Early Childhood Education student Maeve Hurley

NECC Early Childhood Education student Maeve Hurley

As a working single mom, getting a quality college education is important to Maeve Hurley, and being involved with college activities is a valuable part of that college experience.

A 2010 graduate of Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, New Hampshire, Maeve played sports when she was there and she is pleased that she can continue her involvement at NECC.

Maeve has participated in the President’s Running Club and NECC intramurals,
including floor hockey, kickball, and football. She also plays basketball at the open gym every Tuesday, and is hoping to play softball in the spring when the college starts a new women’s softball team.

“The more you are involved with sports and clubs, the more you notice you have better time management skills. The more involved you are, the more organized you are,” says Maeve.

An Early Childhood Education major, Maeve balances caring for her two-year-old son with attending college and working as a waitress four to five nights a week. She says juggling her schedule is hard, but help from her family and friends makes it possible.

Maeve credits NECC with helping her to achieve her educational goals. “NECC has definitely helped me get the education I need at an affordable cost. I like how everything is accessible for commuters. The libraries and computer labs are open during hours that work for people with all different schedules, and they have everything you need to get your work done,” Maeve adds.

Ultimately, Maeve wants to work as a teacher.  “I want to make something of my life to provide for my son. He has shown me what is important, and education is a big part of succeeding in life. I want to show him if I can do it, he can do it, and anyone can do it,” says Maeve.