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.

Ellen Lavarnway

Nurse and Coordinator of Health Services

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.