Jessica Babcock, a Health Science major from Vermont, said the in-state tuition, small campus, and friendly people allowed her to play softball while focusing on her studies.
“The positive atmosphere created by the school and the community really made it a peaceful place to learn and grow as a person,” Babcock said.
According to Babcock, the Castleton campus was where she discovered her passion for health sciences. She added that the small class sizes and enthusiastic instructors contributed to her excelling in academics.
“In the classroom, you have the opportunity to interact with your teacher and get one-on-one help with the coursework,” she said.
In addition to the relationships she developed in the classroom, Babcock said the campus’s family atmosphere extended to the softball team, where she was a proud member. She said it was her strongest memory of the school and that she made many life-long friends along the way.
“I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything,” she said.
The 2016 graduate is currently living in the greater Boston area, where she is working and pursuing programs for a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.