Melissa Rico


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Melissa Rico, of Norfolk, graduated from Bristol's Dental Hygiene degree program in 2018. As a mom, it wasn't easy to juggle going to college alongside a busy schedule as a parent.

But she put in the time and made the commitment to make it happen. Her family was an incredible support system for her. 

‌Today, she's working at a small family practice and couldn't be happier.

"I love my job!" said Melissa. "Deciding to go to college was the best decision I ever made. I have plans to continue my education and get a bachelor's degree."

Your Dreams. Within Reach.


Like Melissa Rico, a brighter future is within reach for you, too. 

Bristol has so much to offer to help you learn, grow and succeed. Whether you’re looking for a career change, new skills or a college degree, Bristol has something to offer. 

Get started on your path to an affordable, high-quality education with Bristol Community College.  

Learn more about reaching your dreams with Bristol here.