by Alana J. Mauger
2010 Montgomery County Community College graduate Krysta DiSabitino has one piece of advice for incoming students: get involved.
“My experience at the College has been nothing short of amazing,” she said. “Even when things were tough, I have always enjoyed every second of it. My favorite part of my MCCC experience was being a part of Doug’s Corner.”
Krysta joined Doug’s Corner, a student club at the College’s West Campus that devotes itself to community service, during her freshman year. She served as the Club’s secretary and vice president before becoming president in her sophomore year.
“The club allowed me to meet some of the most wonderful people that I know, and it also motivated me to always do the best that I can,” she said. “We made a lot of things happen, even though we were a small club by number of members. I am now a firm believer in being able to make things happen, no matter what.”
Krysta’s college experience began during the summer between her freshman and sophomore years of high school while she participated in the LEAD Institute (Learn Encourage and Do) Program.
“I ended up having the best summer of my life, as well as meeting life long friends,” she said of her experience with LEAD. “I was so amazed with the faculty and staff; they were all so kind, patient, and understanding. It was because of this experience that I knew that I wanted to be a part of this incredible institution.”
Krysta graduated in May 2010 with an Associate in Arts degree in Secondary Education. In the fall, she will transfer to Indiana University of Pennsylvania to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science.
“I would like to, once I receive my bachelor’s degree, start teaching in the high school that I attended, Spring-Ford. If not there, some other school in Montgomery county because I feel that this area does an excellent job of preparing it’s students,” she said. “I would also like to try to join the Air Force Reserves. I feel that the military could open up many great opportunities as well as make me a better person, American, and teacher. Ultimately, I would like to receive my doctorate and teach college.”
“Maybe I’ll teach at MCCC,” she added with a smile.
photo by John Welsh