I arrived in the United States on December 31, 2013 with extremely limited English skills. Originally from Albania, I moved here to join my husband who I had met when he was teaching at a local University.
Professor Spitler’s “hunger for knowledge and his continued quest for personal excellence and understanding of his academic discipline have translated to a career that has impacted literally thousands of students since the 1990s and kept his program at the forefront of engineering programs at bot
In March of 2013, Zachary Rhyner was a soldier in the military. In this month things for Rhyner changed after being struck by an enemy bullet during an assault against enemy combatants in Afghanistan. The wound left by the bullet was extensive, leaving a femur to be repaired, a severed sciatic
I am honored to be nominated for the North Carolina Community College Academic Excellence Award on behalf of Sandhills Community College (SCC). I would not have been able to succeed without the support of my SCC family. Prior to coming to SCC, I earned my A.A.S.
In 2012, I graduated high school with a GPA of 2.0 and made some poor life choices. I can only describe myself as a disenchanted teenager who fell between the cracks. With my bad grades and unruly conduct, I came to feel like a failure.
I came to Sandhills Community College in 2010 when I entered the polysomnography program. Due to the downturn in the economy, I was a displaced worker. SCC provided me with a fresh start and a new beginning. As I began taking courses, I became aware of a passion that I did not know I had. I r
In 2005, at the age of sixteen, I became husband and a father. To this day, these are still my two greatest accomplishments. With that being said, my early start on adulthood did not leave me much time to think about my education.