NECC 2020 Graduate: Sussan Benoit De Fondeur
Name: Sussan Benoit De Fondeur
Major: Sleep Technologist Certificate
Native: Santiago, Dominican Republic.
High School and Year of Graduation: Liceo Matutino Milagros Hernandez, 2006
What brought you to NECC? To study English as a Second Language.
Why did you choose your major? I chose this major because I like to help others, and my advisor suggested this program, and I love it! This major fits everything I was looking for in the health field.
Were you involved in any extracurricular activities at NECC? Student Advocate, Student Orientation leader, Student Success Hub representative, Civic Scholar , Mother’s Group; Keys to Career Success Participant; National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS); Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and volunteer for NECC Awards Convocation, NECC Commencement, Lazarus House, and Cor Unum.
What are you planning for fall, 2020? I am planning to take a non-credits classes at NECC.
What did you appreciate most about NECC? Everything!
Was there a faculty or staff member who was especially helpful? If yes, how did they help you? Yes, my advisor Vanessa Desani. Vanessa was that angel that God put there for me. Even though I doubted myself, she gave me the strength to continue.
What surprised you most about NECC? All the support it provides to each student. At NECC you never will be alone.
What advice would you give an incoming NECC freshman? Northern Essex Community College changed my life, so it can change yours too. Do not be afraid to ask questions, the answers are from wise people, and knowledge will lead you to success.
What would people be surprised to know about you? As a mother and wife, I only came at NECC for one reason, and that reason was learning English. But my mind was changed, and this change came because NECC opened the doors for me to achieve it. Today I am leaving this incredible college, but I am leaving full of personal, emotional growth and civic values.
What are you long term career/education plans? Continue learning and training myself as a sleep tech. In the future, I would like to be a facilitator for new sleep technologist students at NECC.