The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

April 29, 2013

Students praise CCC's impact on education, lives

I want to let the people of Clinton County know about Clinton Community College.

The people that work there are absolutely wonderful. Everyone is incredibly helpful and caring. They go out of their way to help all the students succeed.

From picking classes to getting financing to getting books, everyone there is geared for the students to excel and graduate. If you or your children need college in the near future, please consider CCC.

I did and I am very pleased with my college experience. CCC is the best.

Loretta Mitchell,

Fulton, Ill.

Hi, my name is Nathaniel Wilbur and I started attending Clinton Community College in the fall semester of 2010. When I initially went to CCC it was because my parents wanted me to get a head start on college and because I was homeschooled I had the opportunity to be dual enrolled, meaning I was able to be both homeschooled and take college courses, which counted towards high school credits as well.

I was pleasantly surprised when I took the Compass tests that I passed out of pre-college courses and into the real deal. The decision not only to start college a little early but also to go to a community college has been an awesome opportunity and has saved me a lot of money.

I started community college at age 17 and just recently graduated high school and now I will be graduating from CCC with an AA degree in just one short semester. I am transferring the credits to a university where I will complete my Bachelor’s in Nursing.

If I could give any advice from my experience at CCC it would be to enjoy your time and that there is nothing like having a professor at your disposal and in the class. I have taken both in-class and online courses and the presence of a professor in class can sometimes make all the difference. Also, the teachers at CCC are some of the best and have been such a blessing in my experience of college and I can’t say thank you enough to all of them and the lessons they have taught me.

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