GOT Student Testimonials

The following are statements from first generation students.  GOT wants you to know that you are not alone!

 

“As a first generation student, I feel a lot of pressure to succeed.  My parents did not graduate high school, so when I was interested in going to college they were thrilled.  My two older brothers also did not graduate. So, for my parents at this point I am their only hope for a better life.  Know how I could change my life and make my parents proud, drives me.

College is not hard for me.  I have a lot of support.  My issue is motivation.  I have had 7 years between now and the last  college course I took.  Now, with three kids,  time and motivation are hard to find.  My support system has a lot to do with my success in classes.”

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 “My father has eight grade education, born in the mountains of West Virginia.  My mother was born in Akron and was the first of 11 children to graduate high school.  I am a licensed practical nurse continuing on with nursing studies.  At 20 I studied English.  At 41 I entered a private nursing college and graduated at 43.  Now, at 45, I am continuing on to an RN program.”

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“My parents nor my brothers went to college.  I can say, although my parents did not go to college, they ended up bankers.  I had no interest in school.  I did the least I could to get through school and graduate.  It was not until I was 28 years old that I decided I wanted to go to college.

Math was hard for me and I was a bad test taker mainly because my study habits were bad. But ever since I was six, I had my heart set on being a nurse.  I talked myself out of it but then decided to go for it. What did I have to lose? I can say that I am planning on applying to Columbus State’s Nursing program in January 2012.”

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