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.
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.