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Transfer Student Says Faculty and Staff Helped Ease Transition to Charger Nation

Dallin Brimley ’20, an environmental science major, joined the University of New Haven from Southern Maine Community College.

November 16, 2018

By Dave Cranshaw, Office of Marketing & Communications

Dallin Brimley ’20
Dallin Brimley ’20

For Dallin Brimley ’20, it was the people, especially those in admissions and the Veteran Student Services office, who were instrumental in facilitating his enrollment as a transfer student.

“The staff of transfer student counselors as well as anyone working in the admissions office or with the veterans are literally the most helpful individuals you could have the privilege of working with,” says Brimley, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. “Everyone took it upon themselves to ensure a smooth transition for me. I have been here for almost two years and still the people in admissions never fail to have the answers when I have questions.

“When I graduate from the University it will be these men and women who deserve the credit,” continues Brimley. “They are remarkable.”

As a transfer student, Brimley, an environmental science major who came to the University after attending Southern Maine Community College, especially appreciated the University’s commitment to accepting the credits he had already earned.

“Even if the credits you have don't immediately qualify for your degree, the advisers will work tirelessly to make every credit count,” he says.

He has most enjoyed the small class sizes, which he says, allow for a lot of personal collaboration with other students and professors. “A lot of networking can be done with both your fellow students and professors,” he says. “In today's society, networking is one of the best tools that translates to landing a successful career.”

“The hands-on learning is really something you can’t and shouldn’t take for granted. Not a lot of universities offer this kind of hands-on learning.Dallin Brimley ’20

Brimley says he is particularly excited for the opportunity to soon work in the University’s new lab space at the Canal Dock Boathouse in New Haven.

And outside the classroom? “There is never a lack of something to do here either,” he says. “Every weekend there is an event going on.”