Connect With a Trailblazer

Reach out to a current student with any questions you have about MCLA!

Want to know what campus life is like at MCLA? Our students are eager to answer your questions. Each Trailblazer provides a unique perspective.

AJAJ ‘22
Arts Management/Theatre
Pawtucket, RI
ab4468@mcla.edu

I chose MCLA because it’s a new environment I could explore and has a small, intimate community where I knew I could thrive academically and socially. I’m involved on campus through a variety of clubs including Nexxus Step Team, Men of Color Initiative, and VP of Christian Fellowship. My college choice was easy once I realized how great of a campus culture exists at MCLA. Also, my mom was happy to hear about the New England tuition reduction.

AlizaAliza '22
Psychology/Health Science,/Child & Family Studies
Springfield, MA
ag5014@mcla.edu

I chose MCLA because I was looking for a school that would enhance my leadership abilities. Not only that but I also want to be a part of a campus community where it is diverse and filled with new opportunities. I am now the secretary of the Nexxus step team, I am a Woman of Color Chapter Head and a part of a variety of clubs such as Latin American society and Black Student Union. Being at MCLA the staff here has pushed me to be my best both academically and socially, which I am SUPER grateful for.
 
 

Melanie 
  Melanie '22
 
  Performing Arts (Theatre), Education (Elementary)
  Sandwich, MA
  md3621@mcla.edu

I chose MCLA because of the small knit community and the location of the Berkshires. At MCLA I can connect with professors individually and be able to receive great opportunities because of it. North Adams is also a unique art town with lots of different places to explore! In the Education and Theatre departments, I was able to find a place that I felt like I really belonged. 

Domenica '23  Domenica ‘23
  International Business Administration
  Lenox, MA
  dg7822@mcla.edu

 
MCLA is home to me, because of the small, inclusive community it provides! One of my favorite things about MCLA is the one-on-one interactions with your professors and how they are always willing to help you to succeed in their classes! At MCLA, I’ve had the opportunity to be the VP of the Hoosac Hall Advisory Board, to be a member of the Cross Country team, to be a Dance Company member, be a part of the MASSPIRG internship program for the New Voters Project, and to become an Admission Ambassador!

 
Helen  Helen '23
  Arts Management
  North Andover, MA
  hh9064@mcla.edu
  
  What put MCLA over the top for me is their connection to the students and the arts. I knew I wanted to work in the arts and seeing how connected the professors are to local arts organizations and how it spreads to the classroom really excited me.

 

LucienLucien '23
English & Education
Beverly, MA
lt7269@mcla.edu

I chose MCLA for 2 reasons: the first being the gorgeous scenery around me all the time. I still wake up in awe over the vast mountains that surround North Adams. The second reason is that the school felt like a community. It's much more personal and it is very clear that every individual student is valued as their own person. I love MCLA because it feels like a home away from home. It is extremely welcoming and a good fit for so many different people, no matter what your interests are.