As a forty-something year old wife and mother of five, I got this crazy idea that I would like to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. Thinking it was impossible, I told my husband so he could bring me back to reality. Instead, he encouraged me to follow through. I drove an hour from Mount Olive
I am a first generation Hispanic college student working to obtain an Associate in Science degree at Nash Community College (NCC). My greatest career goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Biology with a concentration in a medical or animal conservation field.
A stay-at-home mom for many years, I returned to school for a decent paying job and to take some of the burden off my husband. With four of seven children living at home, and grandchildren, I needed to return to the workforce.
After twenty years in the workforce, a downturn in the economy led to my being laid off. I decided to turn a negative into a positive and go back to school. I chose Nash Community College because of the variety of programs available.
In elementary school and middle school, I was an A and B student. At the age of 17, my senior year of high school, my life took a 360 degree turn because of making a wrong decision. I graduated from high school with a very disappointing GPA and begin working a full time job, which I did not lik