Danielle Tate-Maccaroni

After being a stay-at-home mother for five years, I enrolled in college when my son began kindergarten. I felt that the time had come to invest in my intellect and the future security of my family by pursuing a degree.

As a student at Blue Ridge Community College, I have maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking a full course load and working part-time, have served our honor society in numerous capacities, and have been presented several scholarships and awards.  As is evidenced by my actions, I am focused in my academic career and strive to conduct myself in concert with the core of my being.

My time here has sparked an intellectual desire that has become a driving force in my life.  Through my studies, I have discovered my love of literature and literary criticism. After finishing my associate’s degree, I intend to transfer to a four-year university to complete my bachelor’s degree and progress toward a doctoral degree in English. Ultimately, I would like to teach college level literature. My educational experiences thus far have helped me to grow and develop into a more self-assured, capable, and successful woman and I am gratefully indebted to my community college.