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Alumni Spotlight

Samantha Cocove

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Samantha Cocove is a 2017 Cumberland County College and School Counts! alumna. After graduating from Cumberland Regional High School in 2015, Samantha worked as a Teacher’s Assistant at Cumberland’s Summer Academy for Kids and enrolled in classes that fall. 

While at Cumberland, she took a full-load of courses, completed the Student Pathways Leadership Institute, was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society, participated in a service-learning course, was a student worker in the Admissions’ office, tutored several developmental and undergraduate courses, served on Student Senate, kept score for the Duke’s Men’s basketball team, worked at the Bridgeton Shoprite in the floral department, and was a substitute teacher at Upper Deerfield. 

In 2016, Samantha served in AmeriCorps at Castleton University in Vermont as the Mentor Coordinator. In that role, she implemented an innovative text-mentoring program for incoming first-generation and low-income freshman students and supported existing programs at the college. 

Samantha was drawn to Cumberland because of the School Counts! Scholarship program, the quality instruction from professors with industry experience, and the ability explore multiple disciplines. Samantha received the Judy R Dallago, and Seidner for Citizenship and Civility scholarships in 2016. In 2017, she graduated with a general liberal arts associate degree, joined Cumberland’s Workforce and Community Education department as an Administrative Assistant and transferred to Rowan University to continue her education. 

At Rowan, She completed an internship with the Cumberland County Department of Planning and was inducted into the Political Science honor society before graduating in 2018. Her position at Cumberland ignited her passion for community partnerships, increasing access to higher education, interdisciplinary learning, and the transformative effect education can have on individuals and communities. While working at CCC, she joined former President Yves Salomon-Fernandez and several staff members on a trip to Massachusetts to visit Google Cambridge, Harvard, and Boston. Samantha instantly fell in love with Massachusetts and applied for graduate school at Merrimack College. 

Samantha is currently finishing her masters of higher education administration at Merrimack College. She served as a graduate assistant for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at MC. After her recent graduation in May 2019, Samantha is currently backpacking Peru and visiting a few historical universities. She will join Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts as their first Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) resident. When she is not studying or working, Samantha loves to travel, read, try new foods, hike, walk dogs, and binge watch “The Office”