Guy Hostetter sure knows how to vacation. He drove 30 straight hours in a rented van, then spent several days working construction without pay. He sprained his ankle in the process, but it still was the most rewarding experience of his life.
Anthony Langhorne’s future sat hidden on his desk. Buried under postcards and invitations from a variety of universities and small colleges, a beacon from Columbia University called out to him. Yes, that Columbia University. New York. Ivy League. Prestige.
During the 2011 session, Texas legislators quietly added a rider to the state budget allocating up to $350,000 to hire a national consultant to develop a blueprint for a statewide administrative system for Texas community colleges.
One section at a time and for nearly four years, Debra Bradford has been determined to earn her general equivalency degree. Not bad for a woman who was hooked on drugs and alcohol, was shot in the head and suffered severe brain damage two decades ago, and has battled mental and physical health demons.
Danny Goodman’s head flew back as he erupted in laughter at the sight of a cardboard car pulling up to the drive-thru at Chick-fil-A. The Salisbury resident couldn’t help but chuckle when he saw five college students driving the vehicle Flintstone-style, powering it with their feet.
Zohal Manzoor heard about Casper College in Kabul, Afghanistan, while working at the Afghanistan PEACE Project, an organization rebuilding the country’s agricultural system. A colleague’s son recommended Casper from his experience as a student there.
Only one party was planned, even though Danica DeLong graduated twice earlier this month. She received a diploma May 22 from Dunkerton High School. But first, DeLong received an associate of arts degree May 13 from Hawkeye Community College.
The moth flutters a bit. Then she lets it go in a drier spot nearby. Quinn, a 20-year-old sophomore at Emory & Henry College, said she is through-hiking the Appalachian Trail to learn about life from a different perspective.