Mother and daughter graduate together at SCC

CAPTION: Family members gather with mother-daughter graduates Valentina Koslowsky Price and Gabrielle Nichole Price following the Salem Community College Commencement ceremony.

Gabrielle Nichole Price and her mother, Valentina Koslowsky Price, graduated with associate in arts degrees from Salem Community College in May. 

Mrs. Price, who earned a degree in liberal arts, entered SCC following 13 years at Century Savings Bank. She said she may return to SCC to take business courses. 

"Although I found it difficult at times to juggle my responsibilities at home, working part-time and being a college student, earning my associate degree from SCC has fulfilled a lifelong goal of mine,” said Mrs. Price. “For me, this accomplishment has certainly proven that you are never too old to achieve your dreams!"

Gabrielle earned a degree in social science – psychology at age 19. She got a jump-start on her college education by taking dual-credit courses at SCC during her senior year at Woodstown High School and went on to earn the new Salem Community College Presidential Scholarship. Gabrielle will transfer to The John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City to pursue a bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology. She plans to continue onto graduate school and eventually work for the FBI. 

"Graduating from SCC with an associate degree will benefit me greatly,” said Gabrielle. "I am transferring to John Jay College as a junior at 19 years old and all of my core classes are already completed."

Gabrielle said that Associate Professor of Education Michael Burbine was instrumental in her career choice. “He was such a positive and inspirational role model and helped me realize my passion for forensic psychology.”