Erin Peyton Jones many times has found herself reflecting on the words of Thomas Edison: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” A student at Surry Community College Jones has found that college success isn't always measured by being the smartest, but by also being willing to work hard to achieve academic success and continuing to move forward even when one fails. Her time at SCC not only prepared for to attend a 4-year university but also helped her realize her potential and that she can accomplish more academically that she could ever imagine.
The professors at Surry pushed her to do her best and believed in her throughout her educational journey there. Jones realized the importance of being involved in organizations and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and the National Honor Society, and Leadership and Success. Jones has learned that being involved in these organizations is important because it leads to being involved in helping the community.