Celebrating Student Success
In the winter edition of the Gazette, we celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of students during their studies at RCC and beyond. We hope that you enjoy learning more about student outcomes and achievements throughout this edition of the Gazette.
Meet the Student
Shadia Singo, AS Information Systems Technology; Degree Expected May 2022
Hailing from Bondo in Central Africa, Shadia Singo developed a passion for web technology and cybersecurity after enrolling part-time at RCC in 2019. At the recommendation and urging of RCC faculty and staff, Singo continued as a full-time student in the Information Systems Technology program during the spring semester of 2020.
Singo’s interest in cybersecurity led to an internship opportunity at the Mass Cyber Center, an organization founded in 2017 to help public and private communities advance the Commonwealth’s cybersecurity strength and resilience.RCC has remained a beacon of academic excellence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic because of the united efforts of our dedicated faculty and staff. Read more in the full issue of the Winter 2022 Gazette.
Meet the Alum
Irene Oliveira, AA, Biological Sciences, 2019; Current Occupation: Manufacturing Associate 1 at Moderna
There have been more than 12 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Massachusetts. At a time when there is a great need for skilled Massachusetts workers to help create the vaccines that can stem the pandemic, community colleges are an essential source for training and supporting those workers.
RCC alum Irene Oliveira, 24, of Dorchester is proud of the work she is doing helping produce vaccines as a Manufacturing Associate 1 at Moderna. “It’s a great feeling to be able to help at this time,” she says. “There’s great responsibility because you are making something that will be put in someone’s body, so you want to do a great job and do it as safely as possible.” She has been working at Moderna since June. Read more in the full issue of the Winter 2022 Gazette.