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2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Graduates of NC College Earn Full Scholarships to Penn, Stanford

The brothers have attended VGCC for the last five years through the Franklin County Early College High School program, allowing them to simultaneously complete high school diplomas and college degrees, tuition-free. Each graduated with both an associate in arts degree and an associate in science degrees.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

College Helps Student Escape Impoverished Past and Thrive

McGirt, 20, grew up in Pahokee, Florida, a hard-times town on the banks of Lake Okeechobee. Locals call the place “the muck.” Her father, or at least the man she calls her father, got sent to prison for drugs, her uncle was found dead in a canal and her mother struggled mightily to keep the lights on.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Michael Grant Credits Santa Monica College with Enhancing Career

From an early age, Michael Grant knew he wanted a career in journalism. He chose Grambling State University, a Historically Black University in Louisiana, where he studied print journalism and visual communication. He was selected for The New York Times.
2017 April 24 - 03:26 pm

Wallace State CC Nursing, Health Students Strive To Reinforce Health Habits

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — On the wall outside one set of bathrooms at Hanceville Elementary School is a painting of a teacher shaking her finger at the depiction of a large, purple germ. The illustration serves as a reminder to students to wash their hands as a way to avoid the invisible organisms that can spread illness.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Ivy Tech Partners with Employers To Help Workers Burnish Skills

This training session has been shortened so companies can hire trainees faster. Those who complete the program will be certified in safety and quality practices and measurements. They also will receive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration card to demonstrate knowledge of safe workplace practices.
2017 March 13 - 02:27 pm

ESL, GED Classes Set Peruvian Immigrant on Path to Citizenship

In image after image, he stands tall in the Raleigh Convention Center, not long after U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III administered the oath during a naturalization ceremony last October. In some, Medina shares the moment quietly with his wife, Rosario.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Del Mar College Students Discover Organisms That Are New to Science

a dream team at Del Mar College. Daiyuan “Daisy” Zhang and John “Rob” Hatherill, both PhDs and professors in the Department of Natural Sciences, are not only inspiring students to pursue careers in scientific research, they’re helping them discover previously unknown viruses — more than 100 so far.
2016 September 20 - 07:06 am

Blind Man Poised To Earn Associate Degree

He entered rehab training, spending eight weeks blindfolded to prepare for when he’d lose the rest of his vision. LeBlanc learned braille, mobility techniques, and how to cook and eat without sight..
2016 July 20 - 04:27 pm
That one year turned into closer to 20, with Laurel dying in January 2010. Pete Barrett’s experiences through his wife’s disease and death sent him on a new path, one that took him to central Minnesota from his lifelong home in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a place he never thought he’d leave.
2016 July 20 - 04:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying biomedical engineering and becoming a doctor and medical researcher by the time he turns 18.
2016 July 20 - 04:27 pm
After an eight-year hiatus, the process of returning to school to further my education was one of the hardest and most complicated ordeals I have had to deal with. Meeting with resistance and negativity from the beginning, I almost decided it was not worth the hassle, That is until I met with El Paso Community College Advisor Carlos Mejia.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

Flexible Schedules, Student Support Aid Moms In Completing College

“I pulled so many all-nighters,” Devonish said. When she came home from night classes, the first thing she did was spend time with Mikal. “As soon as he went to sleep, I’m up doing papers, doing homework. I can’t count how many times I fell asleep with the laptop on my lap.
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Young Man’s Budding Career Inspired by Community College Professor

“He was saying that there was nothing worse in life than ending up in a job where you hated what you were doing every day,” the Spotsylvania County resident recently recalled. “Instead of that, he said we needed to follow our passion and our dreams.”.
2016 February 19 - 10:55 pm

Former Exchange Student Considers Nursing Career after Enrolling in College

It’s been a little difficult, she said, because of the culture change and the fact many of her friends from Konawaena have moved on. But people are welcoming and recognize her from the November West Hawaii Today story about the fundraising drive to bring her back here for school, something she said helps.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Assistance Dog Helps Student Be Independent

Ben rides with Kirtley to campus in a bus with a wheelchair lift. He waits patiently in the front of the bus while Kirtley’s chair is lowered out the back exit, then hurries down the steps to meet his master. Ben picks up his leash and hands it to Kirtley, then trots alongside the motorized chair.

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