Alumni Stories 2017


Alumnus Makes Community Involvement A Priority

Chris Hantman '14 

Through his work with the College and in his personal life, Chris Hantman '14 has long made a practice of being involved in the community in which he lives. Last summer, he took his dedication to that effort to the next level by becoming a "community action leader for North Adams." 

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Earns Master's from Harvard, Now at Dana-Farber

Alexandra Nichipor '12

After MCLA, and following a year in China to teach English, Alexandra Nichipor '12 went on to earn her master's degree from Harvard Divinity School. She recently accepted a position at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she's a research assistant for its Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality. 

Nichipor said her MCLA professors prepared her well for Harvard by holding her to a high standard and by promoting critical thinking.

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Psychology Grad Head to Ireland for Master's

Tanelle Ciempa '16

"My freshmen year I would have never imagined that I would be accepted into a top graduate school, and that I would travel halfway across the world to attend it," Ciempa said. "If I'd gone to another undergraduate school, I don't think I would have been given the countless opportunities that MCLA has provided me with."

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