Kristi Wallace

In high school, going to college never crossed my mind. I made bad grades, bad choices, and at the age of sixteen, I was pregnant. Though difficult, I managed to graduate with my class of 2001. After graduating, I got married and my husband and I continued our family. I kept telling myself that once my youngest child entered school, I was going to go back to college.

Eleven years after graduating high school, with much excitement, I enrolled at Davidson County Community College. It was there that I joined the student Ambassador program, helping out with events such as the Special Olympics and campus tours. It has been a privilege to be inducted into two honor societies: Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Lambda. Over the past year, I have been a peer tutor for fellow Accounting students. DCCC, family, and friends have played a tremendous part in my success.

Enrolling at DCCC is the best decision I ever made. I will graduate in May 2014 with an Associate Degree in Accounting and plan to transfer and continue my education. I have enjoyed this journey at DCCC and look forward to the many possibilities the college has given me.