North Carolina's community colleges are creating success for students across the state.
After graduating from Creswell High School in 1977, I continued my education at Martin Community College (MCC) where I received a diploma in Carpentry. I did well in my program, and the staff and faculty at MCC helped me locate a job at Robersonville Products Company.
Since I was twelve-years-old, I have wanted to work in the field of law. Although I have changed my mind a few times, I have more or less stayed with my goal.
I chose to go to JCC right after high school not because it was my only option but because it just made practical sense.
Fresh out of high school, I became a wife and a mother or two. My husband started his own business a year after we were married and I became a stay-at-home mom. After being home for four years, I wanted to do something to help support my family.
In looking back on the last two years at Isothermal Community College I am simply amazed. I am not only amazed at what I have accomplished, but I am also amazed at the tremendous support that has brought me to this point.
I started my journey at Haywood Community College when I was a sophomore at Tuscola High School.
My name is Casey and I am honored to represent Halifax Community College. Because I was raised to be a humble and simple person something of this degree is quite extravagant.
I was never a leader. Working with others was never a strength of mine. Even starting a conversation was difficult. This all changed when I became a student at Guilford Tech.
I moved to Richmond County about 3 years ago. I had been working the NC Army National Guard full-time. For the first year I stayed at home with my 4 year old daughter. Once she started school, I decided to go back to school myself. I originally went to Richmond Community College to get Substi
When I arrived at Roanoke-Chowan Community College in 2008, I was an introvert. As I began to socialize with the staff and faculty at the College, I started to become more of a social butterfly.
In October 2009 I lost my job due to the company moving overseas, and they gave their employees the opportunity to go back to school. The thought of going back to school being 40 years old was very scary, but I realized it was something that I always wanted to do. Therefore January 2010 I enrol
I began my working career in high school and after 15 years of employment, found myself to be a dislocated worker without a college degree.
A traditional student I am not! I am a displaced worker who found myself at Wayne Community College at age 52, learning how to be a medical assistant. My college experience has turned out to be much more than academics, but also inspiration and fulfillment.
During my senior year of high school, I had such a strong desire to be accepted into a University that would help me succeed in the path of entering the medical field as an Orthopedic Surgeon.
My journey to higher education began, like most, with a desire to obtain a degree. I had attempted to pursue a degree several years earlier, but life got in the way. Divorce and illness put a fork in the road. My journey was derailed, but I never lost the hunger.
When I began at Tri-County in 2010, I had no real direction. I was 61 years old, my job had just ended, and thinking about a career change at this point was not very realistic.
My early education took place at home. Being homeschooled prepared me for my college education which began at Surry Community College when I was a junior in high school. My transition to SCC was smooth since I had been dual enrolled.
Throughout my childhood I suffered from school-related anxiety. As I got older it became worse, until the point that I had to be home-schooled in high school. During my home-schooling I had one goal, just to finish. I did the bare minimum I could to get my high school diploma; I had no intenti
As a student here at Southwestern Community College, I have been liberated from my inadequacies. My instruction here has given me the necessary skills and self-assurance to continue in discovering my strengths.
Being a nontraditional student at Robeson Community College has been such a wonderful and rewarding learning experience.