After graduating from Windsor High, Nathaneal Wright, 19, enrolled in Goodwin’s Summer Bridge Academy, a program designed to bridge students seamlessly from high school to college.
Wright noted that Nicole Miller, a family friend and Goodwin’s Student Engagement Coordinator, highly recommended the program.
“I have transitional problems stemming from my ADHD,” Wright shared. “In the Summer Bridge program, I learned the difference between high school and college, and I was able to transition smoothly.”
Now enrolled in the Criminal Justice associate degree program, Wright already has plans to continue his education in Goodwin’s bachelor’s program in Public Safety. Many of Wright’s family members have served in the military and been on police forces, which is why he feels so drawn to this type of career.
Once Wright completes his bachelor’s degree, he intends to enlist in the Marines. “I plan on serving four years on active duty, then go into the police academy to become a police officer.”
Wright is making the most of his time at Goodwin as president of the Photography Club and a member of the Outdoors Club. “I love collaborating with others,” he explains.
His time at Goodwin has not only allowed him to plan for a secure future, but also to get involved and grow as an individual. “It’s a good feeling coming here every day,” he noted.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.