The idea of college always seemed nice, but I never considered it would become a reality. When the economy took its toll on the construction industry, I did not realize my path of life would change for the better. I spent five years building modular homes before enrolling at Stanly Community College. Upon receiving word that I would be unemployed due to the economy, I began questioning my future. Luckily, Denise Ross came to the company to speak with us about opportunities at SCC, leading to my decision of a career in radiography.
I had a hard time transitioning from a demanding production line to the classroom. The support of my family and my drive to succeed helped me prioritize my life in order to have more focus on my education. Since beginning the program, I am now employed as a student technologist at First Health Montgomery Memorial Hospital. This job has helped me gain confidence and has given me the opportunity to appreciate the life changes I have made. Thanks to my instructors and all of the skilled technologists I have worked with, I am proud to say that I will graduate in May of 2013.