Right before I enrolled at Central Carolina Community College, I was laid off from my job. I did not see a great deal of potential in my future. I was tired of working dead-end jobs, and I knew I needed a college degree to properly take care of my wife and two kids. That is why I returned to school.
When I first started at CCCC, all I wanted to do was get my degree and get out. I was not particularly interested in keeping my grades up, just enough to pass. However, the broadcasting program instructors at CCCC and my family gave me the confidence to work harder.
I became involved with school clubs and organizations. I was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa and later became an officer in the school’s chapter. Then, I was chosen to represent my school as an Ambassador. Being a part of these organizations showed me the importance of giving back to the community. The school’s clubs also gave me lifelong skills like teamwork and leadership.
Since my time at CCCC I have decided to transfer to a university and major in communication. My community’s college has given me the skills needed to succeed.