Vladimir Teleyuyev & Professor Zee Haddad
Vladimir Teleyuyev's decision to enroll in STCC's Engineering & Science Transfer Program didn't require too much research. Vlad's three brothers all attended STCC and he knew firsthand about STCC's outstanding academic programs, huge cost savings and low student/faculty ratio. "I came to STCC with the career goal of becoming a Civil Engineer because I knew STCC's Joint Admissions Program with UMASS would allow me to easily transfer my classes towards a bachelor's degree and guarantee my acceptance into UMASS as a junior. Now that I'm graduating I can truly say from experience that the STCC faculty are fantastic! Professor Zee Haddad's classes were extremely challenging but because we weren't being taught in huge lecture halls we really got to know him and the material. Professor Haddad was always available to us and I know my STCC education has thoroughly prepared me for UMASS."
Adds Professor Haddad, "Vlad was one of the hardest working students in my classes. His 3.8 G.P.A. only tells part of the story. His attitude and willingness to help his classmates really created a team atmosphere. I'm reminded of why I became a teacher in the first place when I teach a student like Vlad. He will excel at UMASS and certainly become a highly skilled civil engineer."