Mario took his college decision seriously, going as far as researching professors’ backgrounds before eventually settling on North Central. That inquisitive spirit has helped the nontraditional student flourish as a philosophy major.
“My professors inspired me to investigate issues I would never have given a second thought. I feel like they’ve given my intellectual life new breath,” Mario says. “I’ve attended two other colleges/universities in the past. In my opinion, they don’t hold a candle to North Central and what it’s done for my self-esteem and intellectual growth.”
Mario spent several years working in manufacturing before seeking a career change. As a teenager, he developed a love of philosophy and set a long-term goal to become a writer. Now he’s pursuing his true passion.
“I never could’ve imagined the wealth of knowledge I’ve gained in my time at North Central,” he says. “I have a deep respect for my professors, for their knowledge and genuine concern about my educational well-being.”