Immediate: May 25, 2010
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Laura Menocal is Nassau Community College's 2010 Student Trustee
Garden City, NY – Laura Menocal, a resident of West Hempstead, is excited about being elected the 2010-2011 student trustee at Nassau Community College. “I get to see what a trustee does. It’s very interesting to me,” she said. “I met with (NCC President) Dr. Astrab and look forward to working with him and the other trustees.”
Laura became a freshman senator after she met a fellow NCC student who was already in student government. She was also a freshman orientation leader after being recommended by her high school.
As a trustee, Laura intends to be an advocate for her fellow students. She wants to focus on developing a greener campus, facilitating registration and maintaining campus safety.
A biology major, Laura has maintained a 3.9 grade point average at Nassau and is an active member of the honors club, the environmental club and the Muslim Students’ Organization. “It’s vital to be involved. You get to know so many people and it’s helpful for your future,” she noted.
At 19 years of age, Laura is very clear about what she hopes for her professional future. After graduating form NCC, she plans on going to a four-year school. Eventually she wants to get her Ph.D. in biology, teach at the university level and work in research program. Towards that end, for the past five years she has been working with a research mentor and participating in science fairs.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 23,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.
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