Boston native Yasmine Kanaan enrolled at Mount Wachusett Community College in 2014 to redirect her academic and career goals. In May 2015, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and has transferred to UMass to earn a bachelor’s degree in finance and management, followed by an MBA and a law degree. Her ultimate goal is to work in sports management with a professional sports team.
“My rise was not easy, and my journey continues as I work hard to better myself and put the pieces of my life back together. I have gone from a lost young adult with no goals and no identity, to a student with a high GPA, an associate’s degree in business that I was able to complete in one year, and an acceptance to the University of Massachusetts. This was all possible because this college embraced me and opened so many doors for me.”
An avid fan of football, hockey, baseball and basketball, Yasmine is in the process of coordinating a hockey game this fall between the Boston Bruins Alumni team and a team from MWCC. The event originated as a project in the Strategic Management capstone course. Proceeds from the event will benefit the MWCC Veterans Success Center Laptops for Vets program.