CC Week - Featured Student http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-31-1-featured-student.html Fri, 19 Oct 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Delaware Tech Grad Gets Degree While Waging Battle with Cancer - At Age 64, Man Doesn’t Let Illness Impede His Goal of Earning Degree http://ccweek.com/article-5904-delaware-tech-grad-gets-degree-while-waging-battle-with-cancer.html Delaware Tech Grad Gets Degree While Waging Battle with Cancer - At Age 64, Man Doesn’t Let Illness Impede His Goal of Earning Degree
The last two years haven’t been easy for Reich who hasn’t yet gotten that medical lab tech degree, but did get to walk across the stage this spring to get an associate in general science. Now, he’s determined to finish the lab tech program, despite his health issues....]]>
Haitian Man Pursues Culinary Dream - Walla Walla CC Provides Education Lifeline to Immigrant http://ccweek.com/article-5866-haitian-man-pursues-culinary-dream.html Haitian Man Pursues Culinary Dream - Walla Walla CC Provides Education Lifeline to Immigrant
Occenc, known as Fredno to family and friends, is currently enrolled in WWCC’s culinary arts program, where he recently started working with Asian cuisine. Which is fine, delicious and all that, but it’s the foods of the Republic of Haiti that enthrall this chef....]]>
Completing the Mission, with a Helping Hand http://ccweek.com/article-5876-completing-the-mission-with-a-helping-hand.html Completing the Mission, with a Helping Hand
I remember staring out the back of the C-17 aircraft as it catapulted me from a life that was familiar straight into the chaos of combat. I didn’t know what to expect when I saw the aircraft’s back doors open onto the Iraqi desert. But, I knew one thing; I was going to finish the job I was sent there to do....]]>
Elevating My Dreams, One Step at a Time http://ccweek.com/article-5877-elevating-my-dreams-one-step-at-a-time.html Elevating My Dreams, One Step at a Time
I remember it like it was yesterday, walking onto the Portland Community College campus, and my heart racing 100 mph....]]>
Overcoming Hurdles, Changing Lives http://ccweek.com/article-5878-overcoming-hurdles-changing-lives.html Overcoming Hurdles, Changing Lives
grade I completed was the eighth grade. By the time I went back to school I was older, a mother of three children, and a housewife to an abusive husband. Furthermore, English is my second language and I often struggle to write and understand everyday topics....]]>
CCWeek and NISOD Announce Annual Essay Contest Winners - Winners Praise Instructors for Success http://ccweek.com/article-5890-ccweek-and-nisod-announce-annual-essay-contest-winners.html CCWeek and NISOD Announce Annual Essay Contest Winners - Winners Praise Instructors for Success
The three winning student authors and three employees featured in the winning essays each received a $1,000 check and were to be recognized during NISOD’s annual conference in Austin, Texas. The winning student essays will also be published on Community College Week’s....]]>
Completing the Mission, with a Helping Hand http://ccweek.com/article-5891-completing-the-mission-with-a-helping-hand.html Completing the Mission, with a Helping Hand
I remember staring out the back of the C-17 aircraft as it catapulted me from a life that was familiar straight into the chaos of combat. I didn’t know what to expect when I saw the aircraft’s back doors open onto the Iraqi desert. But, I knew one thing; I was going to finish the job I was sent there to do....]]>
Elevating My Dreams, One Step at a Time http://ccweek.com/article-5892-elevating-my-dreams-one-step-at-a-time.html Elevating My Dreams, One Step at a Time
I remember it like it was yesterday, walking onto the Portland Community College campus, and my heart racing 100 mph....]]>
Overcoming Hurdles, Changing Lives http://ccweek.com/article-5893-overcoming-hurdles-changing-lives.html Overcoming Hurdles, Changing Lives
grade I completed was the eighth grade. By the time I went back to school I was older, a mother of three children, and a housewife to an abusive husband. Furthermore, English is my second language and I often struggle to write and understand everyday topics....]]>
Educator Rising - Rio Salado College Dual Enrollment Graduate Eyes Teaching Career http://ccweek.com/article-5849-educator-rising.html Educator Rising - Rio Salado College Dual Enrollment Graduate Eyes Teaching Career
“Lennon brings an understanding of building relationships, that education must be equitable for every student,” Tobey said. “I believe that he will use his voice to continue to advocate for higher pay for classroom teachers, strengthen Career and Technical Education Programs, and promote dual-language programs to train future students....]]>
Cross-Discipline Project Alters Students’ Career Paths - Students Collaborate on Building Prosthetic Hand with 3D Printer http://ccweek.com/article-5832-cross-discipline-project-alters-students%25E2%2580%2599-career-paths.html Cross-Discipline Project Alters Students’ Career Paths - Students Collaborate on Building Prosthetic Hand with 3D Printer
 A cross-discipline capstone project at the New York City College of Technology (City Tech - http://citytech.cuny.edu) led students Jiaman Zhao, Mohamed Alborati, and Teddie Lai to change their...]]>
Student Goes From Addiction, Jail To Welding - Miss. College Teaches Survival and Job Skills http://ccweek.com/article-5789-student-goes-from-addiction-jail-to-welding.html Student Goes From Addiction, Jail To Welding - Miss. College Teaches Survival and Job Skills
The year was 2015 and Bush was incarcerated in Jones County jail for possessing the ingredients to make meth. She also was facing charges in Stone County for possession of meth with intent to sell. As grateful as she was, it wasn’t quite her time to get clean....]]>
Illinois Photographer Prefers Film over Digital - Student Steps Into Past with Vintage Camera http://ccweek.com/article-5766-illinois-photographer-prefers-film-over-digital.html Illinois Photographer Prefers Film over Digital - Student Steps Into Past with Vintage Camera
Illinois Valley Community College student Joey Urso covers his head from sunlight to compose, focus and adjust his 100-plus year-old, sheet film camera in Ottawa Square earlier this week in Ottawa, Ill. Urso likes to shoot film over digital. He develops his black and white film and prints in a makeshift home darkroom....]]>
Wash. Mom Promises Her Son the Stars, and Delivers - Student Earns Coveted Spot in NASA Scholars Program http://ccweek.com/article-5767-wash-mom-promises-her-son-the-stars-and-delivers.html Wash. Mom Promises Her Son the Stars, and Delivers - Student Earns Coveted Spot in NASA Scholars Program
She was going to NASA. After months of studying and hard work, Holly-Knox is getting a chance to fulfill her promise to 5- year-old Levi. She is one of 304 students taking part in the Community College Aerospace Scholars program this year....]]>
Talented Twins on Their Way to Top Universities - Graduates of NC College Earn Full Scholarships to Penn, Stanford http://ccweek.com/article-5624-talented-twins-on-their-way-to-top-universities.html Talented Twins on Their Way to Top Universities - 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....]]>
Florida Woman Finds Fresh Start in Small Kansas Town - College Helps Student Escape Impoverished Past and Thrive http://ccweek.com/article-5636-florida-woman-finds-fresh-start-in-small-kansas-town.html Florida Woman Finds Fresh Start in Small Kansas Town - 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....]]>
Journalism Student Switched Career Tracks and Found Success - Michael Grant Credits Santa Monica College with Enhancing Career http://ccweek.com/article-5601-journalism-student-switched-career-tracks-and-found-success.html Journalism Student Switched Career Tracks and Found Success - 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....]]>
Ala. Students Teach Youngsters About Health and Personal Safety - Wallace State CC Nursing, Health Students Strive To Reinforce Health Habits http://ccweek.com/article-5582-ala-students-teach-youngsters-about-health-and-personal-safety.html Ala. Students Teach Youngsters About Health and Personal Safety - 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....]]>
Man Grateful for Free Manufacturing Training - Ivy Tech Partners with Employers To Help Workers Burnish Skills http://ccweek.com/article-5563-man-grateful-for-free-manufacturing-training.html Man Grateful for Free Manufacturing Training - 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....]]>
NC College Helps Immigrant Achieve the American Dream - ESL, GED Classes Set Peruvian Immigrant on Path to Citizenship http://ccweek.com/article-5517-nc-college-helps-immigrant-achieve-the-american-dream.html NC College Helps Immigrant Achieve the American Dream - 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....]]>
The Virus Hunters - Del Mar College Students Discover Organisms That Are New to Science http://ccweek.com/article-5485-the-virus-hunters.html The Virus Hunters - 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....]]>
Mass. Man Loses Sight, Finds Muse in Guitars - Blind Man Poised To Earn Associate Degree http://ccweek.com/article-5288-mass-man-loses-sight-finds-muse-in-guitars.html Mass. Man Loses Sight, Finds Muse in Guitars - 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.....]]>
The “Mathemagician” http://ccweek.com/article-5218-the-%25E2%2580%259Cmathemagician%25E2%2580%259D.html The “Mathemagician”
Three years ago, I first realized that mathematics is the thin line separating a magician from a mathematician. Majoring in electrical engineering, mathematics was supposed to be something I had on my own. However, it was not the case....]]>
12-Year-Old Community College Grad Ready To Start University http://ccweek.com/article-5223-12-year-old-community-college-grad-ready-to-start-university.html 12-Year-Old Community College Grad Ready To Start University
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....]]>
CCWeek and NISOD announce Wright Essay Contest Winners http://ccweek.com/article-5224-ccweek-and-nisod-announce-wright-essay-contest-winners.html CCWeek and NISOD announce Wright Essay Contest Winners
Named in honor of Scott Wright, recipient of the 1998 Award for Excellence in Higher Education Journalism, and whose reporting focused national attention on developmental education, the contest asked student authors to name a faculty member, staff......]]>
Man’s Caregiver Experience Inspires Path to Nursing http://ccweek.com/article-5225-man%25E2%2580%2599s-caregiver-experience-inspires-path-to-nursing.html Man’s Caregiver Experience Inspires Path to Nursing
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....]]>
Serving With Pride http://ccweek.com/article-5226-serving-with-pride.html Serving With Pride
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....]]>
Against All Odds, a Dream Come True http://ccweek.com/article-5228-against-all-odds-a-dream-come-true.html Against All Odds, a Dream Come True
For the past three and a half years, I’ve had the opportunity to work towards my associate of arts degree with the help from all of my professors, my advisor, and the administration at NMSU-A. One faculty member stands out because of his encouragement, support, kindness, and his desire to see his students succeed....]]>
Single Mother Juggles Kids And School, Earns Degree - Flexible Schedules, Student Support Aid Moms In Completing College http://ccweek.com/article-5191-single-mother-juggles-kids-and-school-earns-degree.html Single Mother Juggles Kids And School, Earns Degree - 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....]]>
Deaf Student Teaching Lessons on Accessibility - Colorado Student Blazing Trails for Deaf Students Who Want To Work http://ccweek.com/article-5098-deaf-student-teaching-lessons-on-accessibility.html Deaf Student Teaching Lessons on Accessibility - Colorado Student Blazing Trails for Deaf Students Who Want To Work
Amanda Schuster, center, who is completely deaf, is guided by interpreter Dawn Kern-Anderson, right, in completing a haircut for Kawii Sutherlin in Cortez, Colo....]]>