Keeping my CVCC Success story under 200 words may be one of the most difficult challenges I have had to face since beginning my journey here. When I decided to return to North Carolina to get my bachelor's degree, I chose Catawba Valley Community College as my starting point over all the other community colleges that I visited. I had no idea how important that choice would be. My time at CVCC has not only rekindled a lost love for learning, but has shaped me into a better student, leader, and overall human being. I am in a position to succeed when I transfer to a university, and in my future career, all thanks to my time at CVCC. My professors' genuine interest in my academic success, along with the small class sizes, has motivated me to do so much more than just get my degree.