Chrystal Schumann in Student Activities office

Chrystal Schumann


Easthampton, MA



Favorite class:

My favorite class would have to be Geography with Professor Elise Robinson. I never used to like geography, but her class made me love it. She is an amazing professor.

Meaningful encounters at HCC:

Two things: one, when I decided to join Student Senate; two, getting a work-study job I love in HCC's Financial Aid department. This job has led me to change my degree from early childhood education to business.    

Why does education matter to you?

Education is important for my future so I can live happily and comfortably. I have loved my experience at Holyoke Community College and enjoy learning something new every day.

What is your favorite thing about HCC?

The support of the staff and the caring they give.

Where are you going from here?

I really don't want to leave, in all honesty, but I would like to continue my education at Westfield State University. I would love to be a full-time employee at HCC in the Financial Aid department, helping students the way the employees there have helped me.


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