“I learned far more than I ever could have imagined and gained many new skills.”
A working occupational therapist with a B.S. degree from the University of Buffalo, Judy Levy '10 loved her work. But she also had a passion for interior design. As her two boys grew older and more independent, she decided it was time to evolve her professional pathway and go back to school.
Judy began taking classes part-time at MCC because it offered an excellent program and scheduling flexibility. “I found the classes at MCC a good challenge,” says Judy. “Many were more project oriented rather than exam oriented. I learned far more than I ever could have imagined and gained many new skills.”
She worked hard to become more computer literate through an architectural CAD course, and less shy through a public speaking competition. And she pulled some all-nighters to get a few projects done on time. In the process she became a dean’s list student and honors society member, and earned an associate of applied science degree in interior design.
Now, Judy plans to combine her expertise in occupational therapy with her passion for interior design to design living spaces for the elderly and physically disabled. “I believe I have a unique perspective and will be able to combine the principles of good design with the safety and function needed by this type of client,” she says. “With many people wanting to stay in their homes as they age, this is a growing need that I can now fill.”