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Margot Stornelli ’04

Margot Stornelli

Margot Stornelli ’04
Library Technician
Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board

Why did you choose Empire State College? What do you think is the best thing about the college?
My parents encouraged me to return to school when I was home raising children. It was the best decision in my life to choose Empire State College and design my own degree program utilizing all of my previous courses and volunteer experiences. I enjoyed the online learning environment, not having to leave my home to complete the courses. I also mastered online learning environments beyond my comfort zone and continued on to an online masters of library science degree upon graduation from Empire State College.

What is your career highlight or proudest career moment to date?
Unfortunately my job situation did not change upon graduation but I have pursued a variety of volunteer experiences with more confidence.

What advice would you give to a current Empire State College student?
Enjoy the ride.

Anything else you would like to share with fellow alumni and students?
If you need to return to school its a great way to do it without giving up other areas of your life.