In the Spotlight: October 30 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight
Hannah Fields, excelling at next level

When Hannah Fields attended SMCC, she excelled on the soccer field and in the classroom. She’s now doing the same at Colby-Sawyer College, where she’s studying business while leading the soccer team in scoring.

Hannah led the SeaWolves soccer team in scoring both years she played. She earned numerous honors, including All-American and Academic All-American honors last year, for her athletic and academic performance.

After graduating last spring with a business degree, Hannah transferred to Colby-Sawyer College in New Hamshire at the recommendation of Athletics Director Matt Richards. She finished the regular season as the leading scorer on the Colby-Sawyer team and among the league leaders in the North Atlantic Conference. Once the soccer season ends, she plans to run track.

Hannah is now carrying a heavy academic load while playing soccer, but says the “craziness” helps her stay focused and improves her time-management skills. After she graduates in 2019, she hopes to travel a bit and then start working, while also possibly coaching soccer.

“I feel as though SMCC prepared me well for baccalaureate school, specifically the business department. The classes that I took from some of the business professors really prepared me for my junior-level classes here at Colby-Sawyer.”


Student Spotlight
Claudia Johnson, political intern

Claudia Johnson’s political science education extends beyond the classroom. This semester, she’s working as an intern in U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ field office in Biddeford.

Claudia will graduate next spring with a degree in Liberal Studies with a focus on political science. She plans to then transfer to a four-year school and study either political science or pre-law. Her long-term goal — one she’s had since high school — is to become a lawyer and specialize in either business or contract law.

Claudia came to SMCC because of its affordability, its beautiful ocean-side location and the recommendation of her sister, who studied Culinary Arts at SMCC.

She is busy around school as a resident assistant in Spring Point Hall and serving on SMCC’s Activities Committee.

As an intern in Sen. Collins’ office, she does a wide range of work, from constituent services to general office work.

“I’ve gotten a great education here. I’ve been really challenged in my classes, and I love the SMCC community.”