My Mohawk

2010 Mohawk Students' Association Board

Kat Cullen President of the Mohawk Students’ Association in 2010/2011

My Mohawk was a place filled with students who wanted to be something, students who wanted to make a difference and students who truly loved coming to school. From day one, I signed up and volunteered for everything because I wanted to be involved and get the most out of my college experience. Throughout my college career I was a member of the social orientation staff, resident advisor, athlete, club president, class rep, applied arts director and president of the Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA). Through these activities and groups I met the most incredible people; so driven, so passionate and completely committed to achieving their goals.These people could be teachers, students, or administrators, it didn’t matter. The lines blurred and we where all just people. I finally found my home.

Kat Cullen at Mohawk College Orientation Week

Kat Cullen taking part in an Orientation week activity in 2010.

It’s crazy to think that this experience was all a happy accident. I had applied to many universities in the area and was accepted to all of them, but when I got my acceptance letter from the University of South Sydney, Australia I turned down the rest and started packing my bags. A month before I was set to leave it hit me; I was 17, moving out of my parents house for the first time, half way across the world to a place I’d only ever seen on television. As the panic set in I started looking for schools closer to home that were still accepting so late in the summer. Since I had turned down all my universities, college was the only option and Mohawk took me in. I can’t imagine my life working out any other way, and I can’t conceive where I would be today had I not attended this magnificent institution.

In the years since my graduation I have been drawn many times, like a moth to a flame, home to Mohawk to visit, to see all the exciting changes that I was so much a part of during my time there. I was lucky to have attended Mohawk during a time of rebirth, renewal and reconstruction. Sure, the moving walls and caution tape could be a little frustrating, but in my position as MSA President I was asked my opinion on a number of things from paint colours to student service operations. I was able to give input and help create something for future students to enjoy for generations to come. As I walk through the halls now I see so many visions come to life and I am so proud to have been a part of it all.

Kat Cullen

Kat Cullen, Cable 14 Video-Journalist

Mohawk shaped me into who I am and gave me the skills, contacts and drive to land a job in my field of study. I am currently an on air personality at KX94.7fm and a video-journalist at Cable 14. I am so happy with my decision to attend Mohawk College and I am grateful everyday for the relationships I formed and the knowledge I gained at a place I am so proud to call home.

 

– Kat Cullen
Broadcasting – Television & Communications Media, ’10

Follow Kat @katkx947

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