Immediate: May 11,
Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Janet Dillon is Nassau Community College's 2009
Garden City, NY – While Janet Dillon, who has been elected Nassau Community College’s Student Trustee for the 2009-2010 academic year, is not the traditional college student, she can be classified as a traditional “non-traditional” community college student. The Williston Park resident was brought up in Florida and graduated from Hollywood Hills High School. Janet got married for the first time in 1993, the same year she first took classes at NCC. During the intervening years, she took a course here or there, went to work for the New York City Fire Department as an Emergency Medical Technician, got divorced and remarried and had children, but didn’t officially “go back to school” until 2007. The Childhood Education major is currently continuing her education in the hopes of more professional opportunity.
Why was Janet interested in running for Student Trustee? “I enjoy College life and feel like I can bring an adult perspective to the position. I kind of wear two hats — that of a parent and that of a student,” said Janet, a mother of five children, ages two through 21. She looks forward to working with the NCC Board of Trustees and serving her fellow students. Janet hopes to be an advocate for the students on the Board. She is having a very good experience at Nassau and would like the same for future traditional and non-traditional students.
Janet, who is 35, believes that all students should get involved in college life. “It’s beneficial to them and to the school,” she said. President of the Human Relations Society and a member of the National Honor Society, Janet hopes to get a bachelor’s and master’s degree in special education and eventually work with special education for ESL students.