Migdalia Crego, SUNY Empire State College (NY)

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Major: Community and Human Services
Graduation Date: June 11, 2016
Not Counted Because: Transferred; Started Part-Time

I came back to college partly to realize my life-long dream of earning a degree, but also to set a positive example for my grandchildren as my daughter did when she returned to school. Now, not only am I realizing my dreams, I also am doing so with my daughter by my side. We will be walking together in this year’s commencement ceremony, and I can’t even begin to express the pride I have in myself and in my daughter for our accomplishments. I am proud to be an alumna of SUNY Empire State College.

My passion has always revolved around helping others as evidenced by my 28-year career with the Office of Children and Family Services. I plan to use my degree to work with Alzheimer patients or young people with disabilities. I also hope to marry my love of art and music with my human services degree by incorporating courses on art and music therapy. That’s what I love about SUNY Empire State College. It allows me to customize my degree plan so that it makes the most sense for me and my goals.