Tyla Potvin

Tyla Potvin

Tyla Potvin  of the Quinebaug Valley Community College class of  2014 is not the typical community college student.

The 2012 graduate of Tourtellotte Memorial High School in Thompson, Conn., finished her liberal arts and science degree in four semesters and recently completed a legislative internship at the state Capitol.

“QVCC opened so many doors for me, I could not have had a better college experience thus far, and will be forever grateful.”

She is transferring to the University of Connecticut to major in political science and economics, and hopes to join ROTC, complete a master’s degree in public administration, and leave Storrs as a commissioned officer in the Air Force.

After college she also plans to run for public office. A dean’s list student and member of Phi Theta Kappa, Potvin recently received the Ryan S. Doyle Memorial Scholarship as well as a citation for outstanding work as a legislative intern from Governor Dannel Malloy.

“QVCC opened so many doors for me,” she said, “I could not have had a better college experience thus far, and will be forever grateful.”

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