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Meet Gerald Miranda

Elizabeth, NJ (from Lima-Callao Peru)

Age: 37

Favorite Class at Union: All the classes I have attended were awesome. However, I would say my most favorite was Math 119, and my next favorite was Psy 101. The first one with Professor Fisher, interacting with My Lab Math web services, allowed me to review and learn more about Algebraic equations. My second favorite was with Professor Teddy Cohen. What a master of Psychology classes! We discussed learning, memory, behavior, and also the well known Classical Conditioning (Pavlov's) as well as topics we saw on a daily basis. I would like to also highlight Professor Sara Bontempo’s Advanced Publication Editing & Design course where I learned a lot about design and photography. Professor Joanne Gouveia’s Publication Editing & Design course discussed the layouts to create magazines and newspapers. I’d also like to highlight Professor Stephen Kato in Television Field Production, Intro to Poetry and Shakespeare with Professor Comeau, and Public Speaking with Professor Comma – they’re all favorites to me.

Why did you choose Union?: Mainly because I found the Multimedia program. My first goal was to get the Multimedia Development Certificate. The ESL classes at Union were more intense than other places. So here I am with the knowledge that I was looking for and the opportunity to achieve my Associates Degree in the near future. So the real answer for this question should be: because I want to achieve success with an affordable education budget.

What is your fondest memory so far at Union?: The current administration at Union is making an integrated family at the College. I’ve had the opportunity to photograph College events. I’ve worked with excellent people. As the President, Dr. McMenamin has an incredible ability to motivate all the students.

Interesting fact about yourself: I’m persistent to achieve my goals. Persistence has to be your inner motivator to do and not to try. Every day you have opportunities. What are you waiting for? Go for it and just do it. We never stop learning, until our last day. Always do the right thing. Never get what you want by passing over the others. Be competitive. Learn from your mistakes and do it better than the last time. Be professional.

What is the biggest adjustment you had to make coming to college?: There is not an adjustment to attend college. It is just the decision to go and schedule your time. If someday you are down on the ground, never forget that there exists a time to begin again and take a new chance to improve.

Career or further education Goals: Of course I will continue studying. After getting my Associates Degree next year, I will pursue my Bachelors Degree in Multimedia.

Is there anything else we ought to know about you?: I consider myself as an altruistic person.

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