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Jessica Calvo


Major: Education/Spanish

Hometown: Clifton N.J.

What makes Caldwell University unique or special?

Caldwell University is much more than just a simple academic learning environment. It has a strong sense of community and strong moral values. Caldwell makes students feel as if they are part of one big family and the faculty and staff interacts warmly with students.

What lessons have you learned at Caldwell University?

One of the most important lessons that I have learned at Caldwell University is the importance of helping others. Caldwell is always creating events and activities with not only students in mind, but also those who are in need. At Caldwell, I have learned that happiness cannot truly be achieved unless you realize that it comes when you stop thinking of yourself and help others.

What are your future career goals and how has Caldwell University prepared you for them?

I hope to become a successful teacher that can convey good values and teach life lessons to my students. I also hope to return to Caldwell to pursue a master’s degree in counseling. Caldwell University helped me become a successful student and prepared me for the real world ahead.

What was your biggest achievement at Caldwell University?

I feel that my biggest achievement at Caldwell was graduating with high standards. Before coming to Caldwell, I was truly afraid of not being able to succeed at college. Most people speak of college as something intimidating, and having a disability made me more skeptical of my success at Caldwell. However, this was not the case at all. Both the staff and students helped my college journey be memorable and enjoyable. I feel that this is an achievement I owe to the excellence that Caldwell University offers to its students.

What activities were you involved in at Caldwell University?

At Caldwell I participated in various disability awareness activities. I taught students about Braille and the Seeing Eye by introducing them to my Seeing Eye dog Hetty. I was also a member of the Caldwell University Spanish club.


Caldwell University Dean’s List

 Member of the Kappa Delta Epsilon honor society (education for excellence)

 Member of the Phi Sigma Iota (International Foreign Language Honor Society)

 Recipient of the modern language departmental award for the class of 2012