Eddyville resident Jennifer Haines is the first in her family to go to college – a special accomplishment for her and her family.
At 30 years old, Jennifer is back in college after taking time off to work and support her family. But as her kids got older, she knew it was time to come back to school. “I was tired of living paycheck to paycheck. I wanted to become financially stable for me and my kids, and earning a college degree is my ticket to do that.”
Jennifer is studying computer information systems and is all smiles when she talks about her time at WKCTC. She raves about the constant support of the college faculty and staff. “Everywhere you look, someone is always there to help you on your journey. They genuinely care about your success; WKCTC is like a family to me.”
Jennifer said that being a Student Ambassador and being in the Service Learning class has put her right in the center of excellent social and learning environments, as well as broadened her horizons on a personal level. She has had the opportunity to meet new people, become more culturally diverse, and been exposed to events and programs that have helped prepare her for the future. “I am forever grateful to be a part of such eye opening, heartwarming, beneficial experiences that have truly been life changing for me.”
When asked what advise to give to other nontraditional students, Jennifer just said “DO IT! You will not regret it. It is your best chance at a successful education that will lead to your career. WKCTC, you won’t find anything better!”