History alumna brings her passion for history into the classroom

Erin Kochanek enjoyed learning history so much that she now shares that joy with her own students.

I want to set a good example for my kids. I want them to see that education is important.

I came back to UMass Dartmouth as a returning student. It was a very awesome experience to be able to come in and take classes with students who wanted to be there and were excited about learning.
The history department at UMass Dartmouth is amazing. I had so many wonderful professors here that made history real. I enjoyed learning history so much that I want to share that joy with my own students.

I’m very grateful that I made this decision to come back to school, because I was able to graduate and get a job that I love. It was a very awesome experience to be able to that for myself and also to set an example for my own children about why school is important and that it can change our lives.


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