Alumni Stories

Production of "Working" where Ellen was the waitress.

Submitted by Ellen (Pietrzak) Kotzin ’92, ’93G

What’s your most treasured Plymouth State memory?  

Participating in theatre and musicals–even with the change to the performing arts center (The Silver Center for the Arts was renovated in the early 90s). The first post-update musical we performed in was Working (see photo), which was appropriate. Another memory would be my involvement with the international students, living in the foreign language housing, and foreign language skit night.

How do you show your Panther Pride?

If anyone I meet is from New Hampshire, I immediately tell them where I went to college.

Which professor or staff member inspired you?

I can say that Professor Goldfield (French) and Professor Garlitz (Spanish) were the best language teachers ever. They were positive role models and supported me as I went through my years at Plymouth. They would go to musicals I was in and yell for me in the audience. That meant a lot. They also would ask how I was and mean it. I miss them. And I would say during my masters years, it was Trish Lindberg who encouraged me through the art of children’s theatre.