St. Vincent’s College Announces Commencement Student Speakers
This year, St. Vincent’s College is proud to announce that Kim Fisco, Emma Alamo and Megan Halloran will be the three students representing their class as student speakers at the end of the year graduation ceremonies. Kim Fusco will be speaking at the Baccalaureate Mass and Emma Alamo and Megan Halloran will be speaking at Commencement. The ceremonies will take place on Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. respectively.
Kim is graduating from St. Vincent’s College with her Associate of Science in Nursing. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and is both a President’s list and Dean’s list student.
Kim is from Fairfield, CT and attended college at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Italian.
Before becoming a registered nurse, Kim previously worked at financial companies across Connecticut and New York where she processed expense reports and invoices, aided in the preparation of marketing books and supported executives, departments and clients with various tasks.
It wasn’t until a few years ago after a family incident that Kim saw the impact nurses had on the world and decided to have a complete career change. In 2014, Kim became certified as a nurse’s aide and in 2015, began a job at Yale New Haven Hospital in the Trauma/Surgical Unit section where she works as a patient care assistant.
After graduation, Kim will be pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing at Sacred Heart University.
Emma Alamo is completing her Associate of Science degree in Nursing at St. Vincent’s. Emma previously took classes at Housatonic Community College and Albertus Magnus College before transferring to St. Vincent’s to finish her degree.
Emma was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, before moving to Bridgeport during her childhood. She attended both Holy Rosary and Central High School. During her senior year at Central, Emma had the opportunity to be a part of the University of Bridgeport’s Talent Search program and attend Bassick High School to earn three college credits through a partnership program the city of Bridgeport had with Sacred Heart University.
Outside of St. Vincent’s, Emma volunteers in the Bridgeport Public School system and at the West Haven Veteran’s Administration. She obtained her coding license through the American Academy of Professional Coders, which she used to review medical records for the insurance company, Health Net of the Northeast. This experience inspired her to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. Emma is the proud mother of two boys, Dominic and Vince.
Megan is completing her Associate of Science degree in Radiography. In 2016, she was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and is a Dean’s list student.
Before coming to St. Vincent’s, Megan studied psychology at The University of Connecticut. While at UConn, Megan received a book titled, “Top College Majors” from her boyfriend, and, after stumbling on the radiologic technologists section, Megan’s career path changed forever. After just one year at UConn, Megan transferred over to Naugatuck Valley Community College to begin her pre-radiology major. Megan spent three semesters at NVCC and then transferred to St. Vincent’s to finish her degree.
Megan plans to continue her education after graduation and earn her Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. She also wishes to pursue certification in other modalities of radiology.