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Alumni Stories

Nicole Todd

Class of 2013, Fashion Buying and Merchandising, A.A.S., Herkimer College

Nicole ToddFashion Buying and Merchandising, A.A.S., Herkimer College

Communication Studies, B.S., SUNY Oneonta

Digital and Broadcast Journalism, Sports Communication Emphasis, M.A., S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Herkimer College helped me transition from high school by allowing me to join clubs such as student government and athletics. Being a local student, it was a smart decision to attend Herkimer because I had no idea what I wanted to major in, which was scary. Even though Herkimer is a small college, there were many options making it easy to switch majors. Looking back I'm not sure how I got to be where I am now!

I went from accounting to fashion and everything between the two. Once I found my niche, fashion, I ran with it and loved the program so much I finished one semester early and transferred to SUNY Oneonta. Herkimer got me ready for the course load that a four-year institution had to offer.

All my credits transferred, and once at Oneonta, I majored in Communications because I really wanted to inform people about what was going on in their lives. In 2014, I graduated with a B.S. and still to this day, I know I did so well in college there because of the coursework and strict deadlines I was given at Herkimer. The professors at Herk were like a close-knit family and if you needed and asked for help, it was happily given.

Now I am in Washington D.C. as a news correspondent to Dothan, Alabama, and only five weeks from having a master's degree in Broadcasting. I can say, I am the only one here with an A.A.S degree. It has set me apart from the rest because I had the different levels of schooling and understand the time crunch of this business because of my experience at Herkimer College.

To put it simply though, Herkimer was a great start to college. If you are open-minded and you work hard, you really can go anywhere from Herkimer College.

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