North Carolina's community colleges are creating success for students across the state.
Steven Vernon had worked in manufacturing for over thirty-two years when he learned his job would be terminated. Five short days later, he was unemployed. Through the Trade Readjustment Act, Steven was given the opportunity to go to college, get a degree, and make a career change.
When it came to choosing a college for the first time, there were many important factors to consider. For example, the most important item to consider was the college’s offering of programs. Another factor involved “fit”.
My experience at Rockingham Community College (RCC) has been an astonishing journey. Attending RCC has not only helped me to identify myself, but it has also aided in pursuing and achieving my goals. As a Fine Arts major, I have learned so much about leadership, relationships, and uniqueness.
Being a nontraditional student at Robeson Community College has been such a wonderful and rewarding learning experience.
When I arrived at Roanoke-Chowan Community College in 2008, I was an introvert. As I began to socialize with the staff and faculty at the College, I started to become more of a social butterfly.
I moved to Richmond County about 3 years ago. I had been working the NC Army National Guard full-time. For the first year I stayed at home with my 4 year old daughter. Once she started school, I decided to go back to school myself. I originally went to Richmond Community College to get Substi
I made the biggest mistake of my life when I dropped out of high school in 1994 simply because I hated school. The faculty and staff of Randolph Community College have opened my eyes to a brighter and more successful future than I could have ever imagined. I obtained my GED in 2006 from RCC and
College is a foundation that many people need to succeed in life, and my foundation started at Tri County Community College. I got my G.E.D eight years ago at Tri-County and now I’m 21 hours away from my two year degree.
I will start by saying, “It is never too late to learn something new”. I am currently entering my last semester of the Radiography program at VGCC. In 1988, I earned a bachelor’s degree from Elon College (now Elon University).
Prior to attending Wake Tech, I attended a private liberal arts college and then a state university for graduate school. Wake Tech was the first school I encountered that taught real world skills, yet simultaneously challenged students to think critically. This unique combination is why I belie
When I read about the Medical Assisting program at Wayne Community College, I knew that it was exactly what I wanted to pursue. I applied and was accepted into the program. I love everything about this career field, and I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity to study at Wayne.
After retiring from the military in the spring of 2011, I found myself at a crossroad. I finished a great career but was unsure of what I wanted to do next. I always had an interest in office work and the medical field. I decided to see what opportunities were available in these areas.
My journey in post-secondary education began at the age of twenty-three. I graduated from high school six years earlier and set out to make a name for myself as a musician. As I grew older, my priorities changed, and I found myself wanting to be a force for good in my community.
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.
After being out of high school for over nineteen years and never taken a college class ever, I began to have trouble adapting to the college class environment and lacked self-confidence. I was starting to doubt whether I was really cut out or even smart enough for college.
When Avneet Nagra accepts her high school diploma in May, she will also be awarded an associate’s degree, making the 17 year old the first member of her family to graduate from college.
At nineteen, I find it difficult to think of my life as a “success story.” How can someone who has not even been alive for two decades claim such an achievement? At my age, success does not define me yet, but is something I aspire to achieve.
One year ago, the prospect of going back to school was not an option. My wife and I had moved from Utah to North Carolina. I was grateful to find work at a local bank with decent pay and great hours.