Maegan Wild is a senior Childhood Education and Psychology major at Wagner College from Naugatuck, Connecticut. For Maegan, selecting her dual degree major was easy. “I’ve always had a passion for working with children and I want to be able to one day diagnose and treat special education students, and potentially teach special education students in a more inclusive and differentiated setting.”
When it came to selecting a college, Wagner was the standout choice for her. “I chose Wagner because of the Childhood Education program and the opportunities it would provide for me, in addition to the convenience of the location to the city, and the atmosphere the people had created on campus.”
Maegan is not only dedicated to her studies, she is also very involved on campus. She is a member of the Tau Kappa Sigma sorority and was involved in the Bonner Program. She says that she likes to stay busy and currently works in Wagner’s Fitness Center on campus as the Fitness Center Attendant, in addition to also working off campus in retail at the Empire Outlets.
Maegan is very excited to begin student teaching next semester and is grateful to be the recipient of The Robert Witkowsky ‘69 Endowed Scholarship. “I would like to thank Mrs. Witkowsky, for presenting me with this honor, and I am very blessed to have been given the opportunity to receive the scholarship in her husband’s memory. Working with children is a profound passion of mine, and I look forward to the future.”
Connie Witkowsky is delighted to support the education of diligent students like Maegan. "My husband Robert and I spent our lives educating children with special needs. I am so pleased that Maegan has chosen to be a teacher to guide and educate the next generation of students."
Once she secures a job, Maegan plans on attending graduate school while working at the same time. And if all goes well she is even considering obtaining her doctorate after graduate school. “I am dedicated and hardworking. I love to help others and make a difference in the world that we live in. Although I am still learning myself, I want to be able to teach students in a diverse and inclusive environment that engages and empowers them to be open-minded individuals and active listeners.” With Maegan's compassionate nature, passion for teaching and strong work ethic, we know her future students will be in good hands.