“My parents’ plan all along was send me to Nashua CC because it worked out so well for my brother,” Phil said. “It was a fresh start and I am so thankful for that.”
Phil Croce knew he would probably end up at Nashua Community College after high school. Still, it was a reality check when he was about to graduate from Alvirne High in Hudson and began thinking of applying to colleges.
“I realized I had to do something,” Croce said. “And I didn’t wow anybody with my high school grades.”
Croce applied to one four-year college and was not accepted. So, he followed in the footsteps of his brother Mickey, who went from Nashua CC to UMass Lowell for his bachelor’s degree to the University of Rochester for his master’s degree. He is now working for one of the Big Four international audit firms.
Phil graduated from NCC with a 3.96 grade point average and had a choice of colleges to choose from. He ended up going to Johns Hopkins, where he is now a senior pursuing a degree in neuroscience. He plans to go to medical school.