Alex Barnhill

After twenty years in the workforce, a downturn in the economy led to my being laid off. I decided to turn a negative into a positive and go back to school. I chose Nash Community College because of the variety of programs available.  After exploring the many options at Nash, I decided that the right fit for me was the Computer Integrated-Machining Technology program.  The hands-on learning experience and state-of-the-art facilities made it easy to find my niche.  

Being a husband, a father of two, working part-time and a full time student, I know that every moment is valuable. Through hard work and support from family I have achieved academic success. Making the dean’s list, and earning an engineering departmental scholarship are proof.  I’ve also tried to make the most of the opportunities afforded me by the student organizations at Nash. I am the current vice president of the Metalworkers Club and a member of Gamma Beta Phi.  I have always enjoyed helping others, and the organizations at Nash enable me to help the school, the community and my fellow students. 

I am confident that upon completion of the Machining program at Nash, better employment opportunities than ever before will be open to me.