As the fourth child in his household to attend college, alumnus Mac Fullerton ’17 understood the value of education, but also the importance of receiving an affordable one.
A native of Ashland, New Hampshire, Mac began his journey at Plymouth State University as a commuter, scholarship recipient, and work study student. He credits his work study job for providing him the opportunity to be more engaged with the campus community.
Mac was a Graphic Design major and worked for the Marketing office for three years. The summer before his senior year he was able to combine his love for the arts with his new passion of creative studies by interning for the Marketing and Communications office and did design work for the Silver Center for the Arts.
Because of these passions and with the encouragement of his Plymouth State professors and mentors, Mac was offered a position after graduation as the full-time Graphic and Digital Designer for PSU. A year later he was promoted to Digital Designer and Video Editor. “Networking built me from a student to a professional and taught me how to make it on my own. It is so valuable to have these mentors to lean on or use as a resource. They push you in ways you can’t always see.”
His unique full circle perspective was a catalyst for sharing his gratitude. The opportunities that were afforded to him and the power of scholarship allowed him to limit debt and start building towards his future immediately after graduation. When asked what drives him to donate to The Fund for Plymouth State (Greatest Need), Mac replied, “I got to work with so many students and learn more about them. In hearing their stories, it moved me to want to give back in the same way others gave back to me.” Mac also proudly contributes to the Art Department Endowed Fund and the Jay Moskowitz ‘95, ‘97G Endowed Art or Music Scholarship.
The experience he gained at Plymouth State culminated into the job he recently started in January as a Content Designer on a Digital Engagement team at Merck. After many years of being a part of the campus community, Mac will still be able to play a pivotal role in the future generations of Plymouth State students by giving back and looks forward to reconnecting with colleagues and classmates at Homecoming!