These students will inspire you!

These inspiring success stories speak to the courage, determination and dedication these students have exhibited—often overcoming significant odds—in order to reach their educational goals and create a better life for themselves and their families..


Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall

Math

"In college you get to branch out, prepare for your own future, and not do what everyone else is doing. It sets you up for success..."

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Jamie Skeie

Jamie Skeie

Chemical Engineering

"Running Start saved me a lot of money, plus I developed great study habits. The class intensity may be daunting, but it’s worth it..."

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Laura Hayes

Laura Hayes

English

"LCC was the best place to spend my last two years of high school. It benefitted my personal and professional development..."

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Adelina Delao

Adelina Delao

General Transfer

"Standing at a crossroads in her life, she took the brave step of enrolling in the CEO program..."

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Alina Nestjorkina

Alina Nesjorkina

Science

"Planning to major in business, her career plans changed to medicine after a humanitarian aid trip to Haiti..."

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Ginny Albright

Ginny Albright

Medical Assisting

"Dedication to getting her degree and building her career taught her children the value of following their dreams..."

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Matthew Crawford

Matthew Crawford

Elementary Education

"A series of traumatic experiences in early childhood nearly prevented him from becoming a teacher..."

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Andrew Jaspers

Andrew Jaspers

Engineering

"After graduating from high school he wasn't sure what he wanted to study, but soon discovered math...”

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James McBride

James McBride

Automotive

"Father of two boys, homeless and living with his parents, he enrolled in the automotive program..."

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Tanner Byman

Tanner Byman

Engineering

“Working 20 hours a week to pay for books and tuition while balancing school work has been challenging...”

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Katherine Allred

Katherine Allred

Drama

“Acting experience in 3rd grade set her on a career track to theatre, a soccer injury in high school set the stage...”

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Shawney Garbe

Shawney Garbe

Early Childhood Education

“Determined to care for her family, reach her educational goals, and impact others ...”

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Cheyenne DeFrates

Cheyenne DeFrates

Engineering

“Overcoming addiction and a lack of college readiness, his college journey has been anything but traditional...”

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Angela Gates

Angela Gates

Nursing

“A single mother with significant challenges, she credits LCC faculty and staff with her success...”

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Ben Soleim

Ben Soleim

Sports Management

“Having traveled the world, he came home to work in ministry and pursue a degree in sports journalism...”

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Student Stories Contact:

 Wendy Hall, Assoc. Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations, Lower Columbia College

  360.442.2491
  whall@lowercolumbia.edu

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