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In the Spotlight: Jan 30 Campus Connections

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Carmine Fazzi, from fast food to 4.0

Carmine Fazzi came to college after deciding a future of fast-food jobs wasn’t for him. In his first semester, he earned a 4.0 GPA while holding down a full-time job.

After high school, Carmine worked in what he calls low-level jobs in different restaurants. He came to SMCC last fall, enrolled in the Business program and is part of the Path to Graduation success program.

Besides helping him financially with scholarship money, Carmine says the P2G program provides the support he needs to excel.

After SMCC, he plans to transfer to Bentley College and continue his studies in Business. Eventually, he hopes to start his own business.

“The financial help through the Path to Graduation program is great, but the program has been priceless as far as providing me support. I’ve gotten support from Day One, from the second I walked through the door.”

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Alexia Barcelou, mascot fun

Ever wonder who’s inside that SeaWolves suit at SMCC basketball games? Culinary Arts student Alexia Barcelou has taken on the role this season.

Alexia, who plans to graduate in May, was a cheerleader for four years in high school.

Last semester, she decided it would be fun to be the SeaWolf mascot. Now you can find her at basketball games walking around, dancing, shooting baskets at halftime and posing for photos with fans.

She admits she’s a bit short for the mascot suit (she’s 5 feet, 1 inch tall) and that it can get hot inside.

“I go through two bottles or water and two bottles of Gatorade each game.”