Student Spotlight: Maureen Fogarty

Student Spotlight: Maureen Fogarty

| By: Haase, Elijah D

Career program: Nursing-RN Associate Degree
Originally from: New York City 
Current residence: New London
Year started at FVTC: Fall 2021

Why did you choose to study this field?

Nursing is a way to serve others. Making a difference in people's lives when facing a horrible time is important to me.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?

Mental health is both interesting and rewarding. It is an area of nursing requiring dedication, advocating for patients, and a place to make a positive impact.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

FVTC is close to home with knowledgeable instructors who are passionate about their field as well as students. The instructors effortlessly promote student success. Their encouragement empowers us to be a better version of ourselves in our careers and lives. I’ve had so many lessons and experiences here that have helped change my life.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?

My hope is to find a job in the mental health field as a nurse. I feel well-prepared for this career path.

In one sentence, what's your best advice for someone who's not sure they're ready for college?

Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.

Lightning Round!

Best on-campus place to study: G120 rooms!

One class you surprisingly enjoyed: Statistics

One class that challenged you: Advanced Skills

One thing every FVTC student must experience on campus before graduating: Join a club.

Pro tip for newcomers trying to find their way around campus: Ask for directions, you may make a friend in the process!