Mark Patrick Hargreaves
School: Northern Essex Community College
Degree: Computer and information science, Information technology
When Mark was laid off from his job at a forklift company, he decided it was time to pursue his dream of obtaining a college education.
Entering Northern Essex Community College 15 years after graduating from high school, he excelled in his studies while also serving as a supplemental instructor, tutor, and study session leader for students enrolled in computer science courses.
Mark plans to transfer to a 4-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science part time while working full time as an information technology or networking administrator. His first child is due in October. A budding entrepreneur, Mark hopes to develop a networking business and holds patents for computer inventions that he would like to market.