Unfortunately, due to the economy I lost my job of 8 years and have been unemployed since 2012. This is when I started looking at returning to school not only for more job opportunities but as a life lesson for my children. I wanted to show my children how turn a negative into a positive. Like my grandmother always told us “if you don't like crowds, go the extra mile, it's never as crowded there.”
Upon starting at CCCC, I showed up every day willing to learn and absorb all the information that was being presented to me by the instructors who quickly noticed. I then was nominated by my instructors to become a Student Ambassador, as well as took on the role of Teacher's Assistant for the welding department.
Being a part of Central Carolina Community College is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I have realized that no matter what curriculum you decide to get involved in, if you work hard, show up and maintain a positive attitude you have unlimited possibilities. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to grow as the leader I did not know I could be.