CC Week - Featured Student http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-31-1-featured-student.html Mon, 23 Oct 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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....]]>
Nearly Blind Ohio Man Finds Calling as Massage Therapist - Nearly Finished with College Program, 28-Year-Old Embracing New Vocation http://ccweek.com/article-5048-nearly-blind-ohio-man-finds-calling-as-massage-therapist.html Nearly Blind Ohio Man Finds Calling as Massage Therapist - Nearly Finished with College Program, 28-Year-Old Embracing New Vocation
Now more than halfway through the massage-therapy program at Columbus State Community College, DeLong looks forward to securing a license in the summer and is thrilled about having found a new vocation....]]>
‘Spider-Man’ Fan Fiction Helps Career of Virginia Actor - Young Man’s Budding Career Inspired by Community College Professor http://ccweek.com/article-5025-%25E2%2580%2598spider-man%25E2%2580%2599-fan-fiction-helps-career-of-virginia-actor.html ‘Spider-Man’ Fan Fiction Helps Career of Virginia Actor - 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.”....]]>
Community Effort Brings Tajik Student to Hawaii for Studies - Former Exchange Student Considers Nursing Career after Enrolling in College http://ccweek.com/article-5033-community-effort-brings-tajik-student-to-hawaii-for-studies.html Community Effort Brings Tajik Student to Hawaii for Studies - 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....]]>
Man’s Best Friend: Dog Joins Ivy Tech Student on Campus - Assistance Dog Helps Student Be Independent http://ccweek.com/article-4888-man%25E2%2580%2599s-best-friend-dog-joins-ivy-tech-student-on-campus.html Man’s Best Friend: Dog Joins Ivy Tech Student on Campus - 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....]]>
Va. College Student Has Need for Speed - Female Drag Racer Heads To Class After Successful Summer http://ccweek.com/article-4799-va-college-student-has-need-for-speed.html Va. College Student Has Need for Speed - 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....]]>
Teen Hopes To Bake Her Way Into College - Student Sells Treats To Save Tuition Money for Culinary Arts Program http://ccweek.com/article-4703-teen-hopes-to-bake-her-way-into-college.html Teen Hopes To Bake Her Way Into College - 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....]]>
Guam Mother and Daughter Earn Their Diplomas Together - Once High School Dropouts, Pair Graduate Together After Earning GEDs at Guam Community College http://ccweek.com/article-4625-guam-mother-and-daughter-earn-their-diplomas-together.html Guam Mother and Daughter Earn Their Diplomas Together - 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....]]>
Wisconsin College Students Aid in Construction of Robotic Fishing Pole - Collaboration with Middle Schoolers Allows Quadriplegic Man To Go Fishing http://ccweek.com/article-4607-wisconsin-college-students-aid-in-construction-of-robotic-fishing-pole.html Wisconsin College Students Aid in Construction of Robotic Fishing Pole - 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....]]>
Madison College Students Create Algae-Removal System - Device Designed To Combat Algae Blooms and Clean Lakes http://ccweek.com/article-4608-madison-college-students-create-algae-removal-system.html Madison College Students Create Algae-Removal System - 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....]]>
Virginia Teen Earns College Degree, High School Diploma - Dual Enrollment Program Results in Pair of Credentials http://ccweek.com/article-4584-virginia-teen-earns-college-degree-high-school-diploma.html Virginia Teen Earns College Degree, High School Diploma - Dual Enrollment Program Results in Pair of Credentials
The 17-year-old began taking classes at TCC when she was 14 and kept going while attending high school. She’s the first person to get dual degrees while enrolled in a partnership between the college and city school division. And she was the youngest person to receive a degree from TCC....]]>
Nine-Year-Old Wins Lone Star College Calculus Contest - Boy Has Been Studying College-Level Math since Age 8 http://ccweek.com/article-4585-nine-year-old-wins-lone-star-college-calculus-contest.html Nine-Year-Old Wins Lone Star College Calculus Contest - Boy Has Been Studying College-Level Math since Age 8
His calculus professor, Jeffrey Groah, who came to watch, recalled an increasingly confident Eric swinging his legs as he called out, “Got it!” each time he solved the problem flashed by the projector. Groah said he thought the older students were a bit intimidated by the youngster’s quickness....]]>
From Farmfields to Spreadsheets - Federal Grants Allow Students To Experience Real-World Use Of GIS Technology http://ccweek.com/article-4587-from-farmfields-to-spreadsheets.html From Farmfields to Spreadsheets - Federal Grants Allow Students To Experience Real-World Use Of GIS Technology
This spring, the Del Mar College sophomore is part of a team using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to measure the populations of pests like the verde plant bug and cotton fleahopper and produce data that helps farmers maximize their crop yield....]]>
1. Old Is Never Too Old - It Took Courage to Start Over as a Grandmother http://ccweek.com/article-4516-1-old-is-never-too-old.html 1. Old Is Never Too Old - It Took Courage to Start Over as a Grandmother
As I sat at my computer to sign into my English class, it occurred to me I had never passed an English class. I hated English! The first thing I saw on the webpage was a picture of a kind-looking man with salt and pepper hair. His smile melted my fears momentarily....]]>
3. From Required to Desired - Friendlier Learning Environment Allowed the Students to Enjoy Learning http://ccweek.com/article-4517-3-from-required-to-desired.html 3. From Required to Desired - Friendlier Learning Environment Allowed the Students to Enjoy Learning
To be frank, I’ve never been someone who struggled in school. I always worked incredibly hard and put a tremendous amount of effort into all assignments, projects, etc. Thanks to this work ethic, I’ve been rewarded with great grades and a passion for all subjects....]]>