Christine L. Eck
School: Mount Wachusett Community College
Degree: Human services
With three children, volunteer commitments, a full academic course load and a spring internship working with special needs students, Christine Eck is recognized as a champion of Mount Wachusett Community College and public higher education.
Two years ago she enrolled at The Mount despite initial apprehensions about attending college as a non-traditional student. She is the first woman in her family to attend college. With her encouragement, her oldest son is attending MWCC, and another son will enroll next fall.
Christine serves as Student Trustee on MWCC’s Board of Trustees and as a representative on the statewide Student Advisory Council. This honors student has lobbied Congress and Massachusetts legislators for better funding of public higher education. Christine plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a career as an applied behavior analyst and continue volunteering in the human services field.