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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.
2015 October 8 - 05:38 pm

Female Drag Racer Heads To Class After Successful Summer

Since she started racing as an 8-year-old, Taylor’s been getting faster and faster. In late July, she was a quarterfinalist in the NHRA Junior Dragster’s Eastern Conference final that featured 100 drivers at Bristol, Tennessee. She also owns seven career wins in the International Hot Rod Association’s Pro Junior Dragster class.
2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

Student Sells Treats To Save Tuition Money for Culinary Arts Program

Emily Schultz, 16, of Cleveland, is spending the summer baking and selling her treats at the Sheboygan Farmers Market each Wednesday through a partnership with her summer employer, The Hickory House Food & Spirits. She gets to use their commercial kitchen to do her baking and, in turn, she waitresses for them on weekends, Sheboygan Press Media.
2015 July 8 - 04:11 pm

Once High School Dropouts, Pair Graduate Together After Earning GEDs at Guam Community College

Genevie Chiguina and boyfriend Johnny Aldan had long raised their kids to place education first, so it wasn’t easy to see her daughter drop out of school. She held her tongue and led by example instead. She got back into the workforce, first as sales support for DFS and then as a school cleaner for Advance Management.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Collaboration with Middle Schoolers Allows Quadriplegic Man To Go Fishing

It happened shortly before noon in Mosinee’s River Park, when former Mosinee High School Principal Jim DeBroux, who was paralyzed from his neck down in a 2009 fall from a ladder, used a baton designed to be used by his mouth to push a button. That button set in motion another specially designed piece of equipment, a one-of-a-kind robotic fishing rod.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Device Designed To Combat Algae Blooms and Clean Lakes

Their system begins with a floating metal platform that pushes muck through an intake tube. The muck then moves through a 20-foot hose to a high-powered pump on shore, before it continues through a 100-foot hose leading to a large dumpster, where water is.

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