NCC is a generational tradition in many families.  Dat Nguyen is a third-generation NCC student, most of his relatives having attended the College. 

“I love to make video games and 3D art,” the Easton resident and communication design major says, “so when I heard my aunt talking about NCC, I wanted to give it a try.  I never looked back.”   

While Ngyuen is learning about communication, he is also discovering the power of community.  Meeting many people from varied backgrounds through the Culture Club and International Club and through College events, has expanded his circle of friends and his knowledge.   

All has not been easy, however.  Having come to the U.S. from Vietnam one-and-a-half years ago, he has had to get used to a new culture and cope with concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic at the same time.   

His goal is to become a 3D environmental artist.  “I just have a deep connection when I see an art piece placed in a game that people are playing,” he says.   

In addition, Nguyen loves playing the piano, which he has studied for three years. 

Nguyen is grateful for his NCC scholarship and says his family is proud of him.