Michelle Leggett, a nurse on the second floor of Vidant Beaufort Hospital, said it was her daughter’s illness that led her to leave a successful business career and pursue a career as a nurse. But she credits Beaufort County Community College for helping her succeed in her new career.
Derek Stewart was enrolled in the Stanly Community College Electrical Lineman program that began December 9th, 2013. The following Monday after completing the course, he began employment with Utility Line Construction Services to pursue a career in the electrical service field. His prompt emplo
When Courtney Carawan was a student at Gates County High School, she took a few early childhood education classes during her junior and senior year which gave her a chance to interact with the students at her local elementary school.
Since graduating high school in 1988, I dreamed of furthering my education by going to college and pursuing a career of my choice. Instead I married, had children, divorced, and became a single mother. My personal dreams faded in exchange for creating a life built around others' needs.
When I made the choice to further my education I chose to attend a community college for financial reasons but I wanted one that was welcoming and showed dedication to their students by providing motivational staff, faculty and easily accessible resources.
Wayne Community College has helped me work on completing my current goals and strive for success. The teachers, staff, and other students have been a pleasure to work with and made this learning experience the best possible.
My name is Rebecca Anderson, and as a freshman and sophomore, I have attended Vance-Granville Community College. By the end of this spring semester I plan to have completed my Associate in Science Degree.
I have a thirst for knowledge and an innate love of learning. I am a voracious reader and have always dreamed of going to college. Due to family issues, my educational career came to an abrupt halt, and I was forced to stop attending school in the sixth grade.
Michelle Goble had a revelation in 2011. For a little more than a year, she had worked at Westfield Elementary School, helping kindergarten through fifth grade students with their classroom studies and then with second and third graders who needed help with reading.
It would be an understatement to say that I was terrified to return to school after 27 years. Unexpectedly, I found myself having to close my business and facing surgery that would leave me with a long recovery.
I had desired to go back to school for years and it was my children, now two, four, and 10 years of age, who were my motivation to do so. I wanted to prove to them, and myself, that it is never too late to better yourself.