Since I began at Alamance Community College, I have noticed that the faculty and staff are always eager to help students succeed. Once I made known my dream to become a journalist and attend UNC Chapel Hill, I gained a support team of professors and academic advisors to help me turn that desire into reality. My English instructor was the first education professional to suggest that I get involved with writing for the local newspaper and magazines. Her proposal pressed me to apply for internships. In that capacity, I write for the “Teens & Twenties” page of Burlington’s Times-News.
I am thankful for the organizations and programs Alamance Community College offers to its students. Holding an elected position in Phi Theta Kappa has given me the opportunity to enhance my leadership and communication skills, and meet people from all walks of life. A project like Relay for Life has opened my eyes to the impact that a small group of students can have on their community.
My time here has provided me the invaluable stepping stones I need to be prepared for university life and my future endeavors.