Right before I enrolled at Central Carolina Community College, I was laid off from my job. I did not see a great deal of potential in my future. I was tired of working dead-end jobs, and I knew I needed a college degree to properly take care of my wife and two kids. That is why I returned to s
Since I was seven, I wanted to attend college. Growing up in a family of nine children gave me a strong desire to set a positive example. Due to financial constraints, it seemed less feasible I could attend college.
At the age of 31, I decided to become a civilian and leave my Army life behind. Unfortunately, my skills at firing missiles were not in demand outside of the military. I needed more education and training to achieve my goal of becoming a biomedical engineer.
One of the pioneers of the Community College movement in North Carolina, Dr. Jeff Hockaday was instrumental in laying the foundation for the North Carolina Community College System that we have today. Dr.
Unfortunately, due to the economy I lost my job of 8 years and have been unemployed since 2012. This is when I started looking at returning to school not only for more job opportunities but as a life lesson for my children. I wanted to show my children how turn a negative into a positive.