Castleton’s small campus, strong sense of community and robust athletic programs are what attracted alumni Nicole Wershoven to the rural Vermont campus embedded in the green mountains.
Coming from a large town in Southington, Connecticut the Biology major found comfort in the active and robust workings of the Castleton Natural Sciences department.
“I love science, especially biology and chemistry,” said Wershoven.
Since grade school, science has been the driving force of her educational pursuits. Though unsure of her definitive career path, Wershoven has her sights held high in the field of science.
“The Castleton science labs are the ultimate hands-on experience for my major. Learning and applying techniques in the lab is a totally different atmosphere than lecturing and can definitely help students find interests in various subjects,” said Wershoven.
Thus far, relationships with friends, professors, and coaches have been dubbed the backbone of Wershoven’s college career.
She expressed her thanks for her advisor Preston Garcia, Professor Andy Vermilyea, and Head Soccer Coach Chris Chapdelaine who continuously supported her, helped answer any questions along the way, and taught her life lessons both in the classroom and on the field.
A well-rounded student, when not in the classroom, tutoring or playing soccer for the women's varsity program, she acted as a member of the Student Orientation Staff, Honor’s Society and Honor's program.
"Castleton has shaped my future goals into being very obtainable,” she said. “My advisor, other professors, and informational programs at Castleton have made the process to achieve my goals seem simple and as my career furthers I know they will help my goals become a reality.”