Great Grad 2017: Anastacia Novosielski

SAIL student Anastacia Novosielski will soon complete her associate of applied science degree specializing in police science from Lorain County Community College with plans to begin a career in law enforcement.

As part of the Students Accelerating in Learning (SAIL) program, which allows students to earn an associate degree within three years and provides scholarships and funding, Novosielski said LCCC helped her reach her goals. “The SAIL program is the only reason I am able to attend college,” Novosielski said. “I was lucky to be selected to participate.” Her advisor, Cynthia Arredondo, was her biggest supporter, she said.

Novosielski, 35, said she wanted to get a degree and work with law enforcement personnel. “I know I didn’t want to be a cop, but I wanted to help them,” she said.

She chose LCCC partially because it was nearby, which meant less travel time to her Elyria home. Novosielski soon fell in love with the school. “I studied hard, made amazing friends who have helped me along the way, and had amazing teachers who had no problem helping me when I got stuck.”

Police science instructor Michael Moorman “is the first teacher who inspired me. He gave it to me straight and I really appreciate that type of honesty” Novosielski said. “He made me work hard to earn my grades.”

Today Novosielski is considering continuing her education and earning a bachelor’s in criminology.