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SE panelists share benefits of attending community college

By Vijoleta Nikolic/reporter

Since most people want success, community colleges are just the right place to start, student panelists for the I Am Success workshop told SE Campus students.

Students Dominique Spencer, Christian Cano, Melita Nana Mensah, Janekka Colbert, Julie Flickner, Karley Lewis and David Perez spoke to a small group Sept. 19.

The members of the panel came from every walk of life, ranging from freshmen to TCC graduates now attending Texas Christian University. To each one, success had a different meaning, but all agreed that to have success, students have to get their priorities in order. 

Lewis said she loves going to a community college because students are never alone.

“During your lunch break, there may not be enough tables in the cafeteria, and you have to share with someone,” she said. ”You can become friends in five minutes whereas at a university with 19,000 students, the possibility is not likely.”

The panel also agreed time management was what got most of them through their day.

Some would have to plan their whole day by the hour just to make sure they stay on top of things.

“Learning from your mistakes and using the resources available to you are the key components to success,” Perez said.

Masah offered advice on achieving success from her experience.

“Focus on the future,” she said. ”Don’t look back on the past. What matters most is what you want to do today and what you want to do tomorrow.”

SE Phi Theta Kappa honor society president Julie Flickner said, to her, it wasn’t the “A” that was the most important achievement.

“Anyone can go out and get an ‘A,’” she said.

It was the education she received that she considered the most important.

Student Fanny Ndouaghi said she enjoyed the seminar and hearing about all the different ways the students succeeded.

She said their information about time management was what stuck with her the most.

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