Kevin Small Jr. embodies the ideal of student civic involvement coupled with excellence in academic achievement.
While a student at RCC, the 19-year-old Dorchester native was active in the Student Government Association. He led the revalidation of the RCC Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, which had languished at the College for years, and became its President, the youngest in school history.
When Roxbury Community College entered into a state-supported partnership called RoxMAPP (Roxbury- Massachusetts Academic Polytechnic Pathway) with neighboring Madison Park Vocational Technical High School, Kevin was one of many leaders in Massachusetts selected to serve as a member of its Joint Industry Advisory Board.
Board members include leaders such as Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Dr. Keith Motley and Chief Executive Officer of Suffolk Construction, John Fish. Kevin is honored to be among such accomplished industry professionals. “It’s been an electrifying experience,” Kevin said. “To prepare for meetings, analyze reports, and develop initiatives and brainstorm with the best of the best is an opportunity that really gets me going.”
Other experiences during his time at RCC include an internship opportunity at the Harvard School of Public Health in which he worked within the Office of Alumni Affairs. Here, he wrote news stories and award letters on the behalf of the office to alumni and gained a deeper awareness of the complexities surrounding higher education.
Kevin who earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Business Administration with High Honors in May 2014 calls his time at Roxbury Community College,
“a game changer.”
Last fall, Kevin entered Suffolk
University to pursue a Bachelor’s
Degree in Business Administration
with a concentration in Management. He is set to
graduate in May 2016.