Participant:  Ellen Lavarnway

Interviewer:  Jennifer Rudolph

Date of Interview:  July 1, 2014

Location of Interview:  Brockton, MA

Time Period Discussed:  1974- 2014

Project:  Massasoit Community College Oral History Project

Department:  Massasoit Library ARCHIVE

Length of Interview:   56 minutes

Description: Ellen Lavarnway's remembrances of high school and college education and career as a nurse and administrator at Massasoit Community College. 

Ellen Lavarnway

Nurse and Coordinator of Health Services

They want a chance at a better life. We’re certainly reasonably priced in getting a college education or getting started before they transfer. We’re a safe place for a lot of people. They can view themselves differently and get a fresh start here. We have young kids right out of high school coming in who never saw themselves as being college students and are very successful here.