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Assunta Ternullo

BA History, Class of 2017

"I’m juggling my kids, my home, my full-time job and my full-time class schedule. My grades are not perfect, but they are pretty close."

I am currently a phlebotomist for a physician's group in southern New Hampshire. I am also a wife and mother of two very busy boys who are nine and eleven. I have never really known what I wanted for a career. I bounced back and forth many times between financial courses and medical courses.

I took a trip to Virginia for my ten-year anniversary and visited many of the historic sites. I have always loved history, but was really discouraged in school when all we learned were dates and we barely scratched the surface of the really interesting events.

After my trip, I was discussing with my husband where I wanted to be in the next ten years. By then our children will be off to college, and then what? We talked about what interested us and where we were in our current careers. It took me a few weeks, but I had finally made a decision. I wanted to go to school and get my BA in History, and then my M.Ed.

Well, here I am a few terms in now and doing a pretty good job. I’m juggling my kids, my home, my full-time job and my full-time class schedule. My grades are not perfect, but they are pretty close. I feel successful because I am working toward my goal to the best of my ability and my family can see me achieving it.