Success Stories of NCMC Student Support Services
“My journey at NCMC is coming to an end, new doors for my future are opening at Columbia College where I will be working towards my Bachelor’s in accounting. As this leg of my journey comes to an end, I reflect on my time at NCMC and realize the impact that being a student of the SSS has had on my success. The scholarship opportunities that helped with expenses, so that I could work fewer hours and devote more time to my family and school. The college visits which enabled me to find a fit for the next leg of my educational journey. The amazing tutors who helped me not only survive College Algebra, but to be successful at it. Last but definitely not least, the advisors are top notch. My advisor was the best. She not only helped me through my journey at NCMC, she is continuing the support as I transition to Columbia College. As I prepare to leave NCMC, I will forever by grateful to all of those at the SSS for their added effort to ensure my success. They believe that I am a “Success Story” for the SSS program, but I believe the success itself is in the program”.
“As a first generation student I struggled during my first semester at NCMC. I was first introduced to the SSS as a tutoring opportunity because of my interest in mathematics. The staff is friendly and inspires me to perform my best in every class. Overtime the SSS became my family away from home. I encourage anyone that’s within the program to take advantage of the opportunities provided for them there”.
“When I originally made the decision to return to college after a 10 year hiatus, I was worried that this would be an unattainable goal, I did not feel very confident in myself or my abilities. However, getting accepted into the SSS was by far the greatest confidence booster. The staff have always been there to give an encouraging word and listen to me vent my troubles and concerns. Furthermore, I love coming to the SSS to study or get tutored because the atmosphere is relaxing and very home-like. It is also an opportunity to connect with other students and bounce ideas off of them to get another perspective. Also, I have had the joyous opportunity to tutor for the SSS, which I have found to be challenging and rewarding. Furthermore, I know that if I get into a bind or just need to talk, I can stop by the SSS for some encouragement and advice. Overall, being part of the SSS has helped me realize my full potential and build my confidence, so much so that I have decided to continue my education and get my Bachelor’s. I plan on enrolling in Stephen’s College and once complete, I will have my Bachelor’s and will have the opportunity to be certified in health information management”.