College of St. Joseph has named Brittany Hance Student of the Month for November.
A senior from Chittenden, Vt., Hance is just months from completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. She received the honor for her dedication to academics and to the CSJ community as a Provider Program scholar.
Hance was initially attracted to College of St. Joseph because of the small, close-knit environment and unparalleled student-faculty interaction.
“I chose CSJ because it was a small college and I was able to get one-on-one interaction,” she said.
She has found success in various clubs and activities, including serving as a captain on the Women’s Soccer team for the fall 2016 season. Hance has also spent her time at CSJ forming invaluable relationships with both classmates and professors, and values the diversity of the College’s community.
“There are some great people here at CSJ,” she said. “The professors are real and I have met so many students from different cultures that are so interesting.”
Hance and eight other Provider students spent a weekend completing service at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore and serving meals at COTS, a temporary homeless shelter, in Burlington last October.
She credits the Provider Scholarship Program with giving her an opportunity to complete her degree.
“The Provider Scholarship has made a major impact on me because if I was not part of Provider, I probably would not be here today earning my college degree,” she said.
In addition to the support she’s received from her peers and instructors, Hance also attributes her own personal goal of earning her bachelor’s degree to her success at CSJ.
“A key to my success has been staying focused on my overall goal, and that is graduating with my bachelor’s,” she said. “I took two years off before going back to school, so being here is big for me.”