Spotlight On: Teirrah Dumas-Shell

We’re starting a new semimonthly series spotlighting students, faculty and staff at Dominican College. The first in the series features freshman Teirrah Dumas-Shell, from Nyack, N.Y. Teirrah chose Dominican College for its reputable Nursing program. As a first year college student she enjoys the independence of college life and becoming involved with Dominican’s campus. Teirrah is a member of Freshmen Lead, an organization that helps to empower students to become future leaders. When asked what advice she would give to other students, Teirrah thinks it is most important to stay organized, make lists and use a calendar to schedule activities or assignments.

Teirrah working at her favorite cubicle in the Study Room

Teirrah working at her favorite cubicle in the Study Room


Q: How does Freshman Lead relate to college life while at the same time inspiring students to become leaders in the future?
A: As for being a leader here at DC, it encourages students to take the opportunity to become an RA, peer mentor, or a leader of a club.

Q: Do you visit the library frequently?
A: Two to three times a day.

Q: Which section of the library do you use most often?
A: The computer lab and silent room

Q: What is the best kept secret in the library?
A: The hidden room with the cubicles in it. (Teirrah is referring to the Study Room in the library)

Q: How did you hear about Dominican College’s Nursing Program?
A: I have many friends and family members who have attended DC and they have had nothing but good things to say about the program.

Q: What area of nursing do you plan to concentrate in?
A: I would love to be a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

Q: What is the best movie you have seen this year?
A: Let’s Be Cops

Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: Jamaica

Thanks, Teirrah, for sharing your experiences on the Veritas blog! Check back in a couple weeks for the next installment of Spotlight On to learn about another DC student.

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