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Faces of Success

Angelica Garcia
Dahlia Romero

Where will you be after graduation?
I plan on transferring to Cal State Long Beach.

What made your success at WCC possible?
What made my success at WCC possible is TRiO and all of the staff being extremely supportive of my education, but foremost my family. They keep me motivated and taught me well to never give up on my future. They have shown me anything is possible if I work hard enough towards it because in the end the only way to success is to be self motivated and determined to reach the life-long goals you have set for your future.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
My advice to other students is to always do your best and try your hardest to never give up even if you may have slipped or fallen. To always get back up and try again; that is the key to success. Also to always take advantage of all resources that are available to you.
College Success Tip:
TRiO is a campus program that increases student success by providing them with academic counseling, tutoring, and other support!

Visit the TRiO webpage to find out more!
Arturo J. Acosta III
Douglas Day


Where will you be after graduation?
New York, attending Cornell

What made your success at WCC possible?
Counselors who helped set a course, amazing teachers who went above and beyond the call of duty to help me succeed, family and friends who encouraged me and kept me sane and motivated.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Figure out what you want to do quickly so as to avoid PACE and unit restrictions and stress from things you dislike. Get friendly with your teachers and staff. And don't be afraid of the tutoring center.
College Success Tip:
Maximize your study skills by attending student success workshops on campus!
Look for flyers and instructor announcements. For tips on study & reading strategies, visit the Academic Reading Center Blog
Asma Ahmad
Dulce Mendoza
Where will you be after graduation?
I will be attending UC Davis.

What made your success at WCC possible?
I was successful at WCC because I took my time to join groups such as MESA and going for resources like EOP&S. I spend most of my time at school with study groups. I didn't forget my goals.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Have fun no matter how challenging classes get. Make friends in your classes and work hard for what you want.
College Success Tip:
Know the steps to receiving financial aid at WCC!
Visit the WCC Financial Aid office and learn about qualifying for financial assistance to support your college success. Also, check out Financial Aid TV for videos that feature students answering common financial aid questions.
Rosenberg
Andrew Rosenberg-Main
What made your success at WCC possible?
Good teachers, good friends and a positive attitude!!

Where will you be after graduation?
University of Nevada Reno

College Success Tip:
Participate in WCC campus activities that support your transfer to a 4-year university!
Visit the WCC Transfer Center online or the Counseling Office in Building 700 for information and updates.
Martha Agidew
Martha Agidew
What made your success at WCC possible?
Using all resources like going to office hours and asking any question that I have.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Don't give up on yourself. Always believe that you can do anything. If someone can do it, you can do it!!!

Where will you be after graduation?
CSU Sacramento.

College Success Tip:
WCC Counselors can help you develop an education plan, decide on a career and many other things to support your education! To meet with a counselor, visit the Admissions & Records or call 661-5720. Find out how a counselor can help you.
Christopher Holden
Christopher Holden
What made your success at WCC possible?
Staying dedicated to achieving the goals I set for myself. To achieve straight A's, I had to see my professors after class when needed, get help from the Tutoring Center, and with support from my girlfriend, success came much easier. Being selected for a scholarship is proof that hard work does pay off.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Always set your goals high. You owe it to yourself to not just succeed, but always put in your best effort. It will be worth it. And it's okay to ask for help; you will never have all the answers you need.

College Success Tip:
Explore different career paths and find the right one for you! Visit the WCC Career Center for free career counseling and to take free career assessments. Also, take advantage of its many career workshops.
Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez
What made your success at WCC possible?
Going through the worst life has to offer. Eventually the script flips with hope and determination.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Never give up, even if the odds are against you.

Where will you be after graduation?
CSU Sacramento

College Success Tip:
Check out the free, drop-in tutoring resources at WCC!
Need help with writing & math? Go to the WAM. Want to succeed on tests or get more out of your textbook readings? Go to the ARC. Want help succeeding in any college class? Check out the peer tutoring offered by The Tutoring Center.
Yolanda Huerta
Yolanda Huerta
What made your success at WCC possible?
What made me successful at WCC was determination. I was determined to be the first one in my family to graduate from college. I wanted to feel proud of myself and for my family to be proud. I achieved my goals!

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
My advice for other students is to motivate yourselves! Think of how good it would feel to be graduating and think of all the people that would be so proud of you!

Where will you be after graduation?
CSU Sacramento.

College Success Tip:
EOP&S (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services) is a campus program that provides students with support services such as financial aid, academic, career and personal counseling, and tutorial services!
Visit the EOP&S webpage to find out more!
Brenda Contreras Garcia
Brenda Contreras Garcia
What made your success at WCC possible?
Having a very supportive family. It was not easy -- single mother, full time student, full time worker. All possible because of my determination and my boys.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Don't give up no matter how hard it gets.

Where will you be after graduation?
Working in corrections and transferring to Sac State.

College Success Tip:
Check out the free, drop-in tutoring resources at WCC!
Need help with writing & math? Go to the WAM.
Want to succeed on tests or get more out of your textbook readings? Go to the ARC.
Want help succeeding in any college class? Check out the peer tutoring offered by The Tutoring Center.
Lizbeth Islas
Lizbeth Islas
What made your success at WCC possible?
My counselor Juana Ruiz helped me pick the right classes and obtain my A.S. Every time I wanted to give up she was always there pushing me. Also, determination and hope to succeed.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Use all resources available and always do homework and attend all classes. Every hard work gets its rewards at the end. Never give up!

Where will you be after graduation?
I will be transferring to Sac State.

College Success Tip:
TRiO is a campus program that increases student success by providing them with academic counseling, tutoring, and other support!
Visit the TRiO webpage to find out more!
Navedita Sharma
Navedita Sharma
What made your success at WCC possible?
Teachers & the WAM Center

Where will you be after graduation?
Yuba College for Nursing

College Success Tip:
MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) is a campus support program for students in science, technology, and engineering majors! Visit the MESA webpage to find out more about their services, including academic planning, workshops, peer tutoring, computer lab, and study space for students to work and collaborate in.
Alejandro Rodriguez
Alejandro Rodriguez
What made your success at WCC possible?
The opportunity of having a campus at Williams, California.

Where will you be after graduation?
Sac State

College Success Tip:
Participate in WCC campus activities that support your transfer to a 4-year university!
Visit the WCC Transfer Center online or the Counseling Office in Building 700 for information and updates.
Iris Andrea Ocampo
Iris Andrea Ocampo
What made your success at WCC possible?
Faith in myself and hard work. I also had help and encouragement from my teachers, family, and friends. I am not afraid of failure and that is what allows my success to be enjoyable.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?

Use resources, counseling, and the always encouraging mentors. Turn in every assignment and most importantly never doubt yourself.

Where will you be after graduation?

UC Berkeley

College Success Tip:
WCC Counselors can help you develop an education plan, decide on a career and many other things to support your education!
To meet with a counselor for help with any of these things, visit the Counseling Office in Building 700 or call 661-5703.
Jaqueline L. Delgado
Jaqueline L. Delgado
What made your success at WCC possible?
My family, friends, and MESA.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Use all your resources to succeed because they are there to help you.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will continue with schooling at UC Davis.

College Success Tip:
Check out the free, drop-in tutoring resources at WCC!
Need help with writing & math? Go to the WAM. Want to succeed on tests or get more out of your textbook readings? Go to the ARC. Want help succeeding in any college class? Check out the peer tutoring offered by The Tutoring Center.
Erin Marie Cluff
Erin Marie Cluff
What made your success at WCC possible?
My family's support, my children are my motivation, and a strong drive to thrive. WCC has great professors and a small campus that is able to provide a successful learning environment.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Everyone has a story in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?

Where will you be after graduation?
Transferring to Brigham Young University in Idaho

College Success Tip:
Explore different career paths and find the right one for you!
Visit the WCC Career Center for free career counseling and to take free career assessments. Also, take advantage of its many career workshops.
Zenaida Pena
Zenaida Pena
What made your success at WCC possible?
My family, teachers, and faith.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Keep going. It's never too late.

Where will you be after graduation?
Getting a job.

College Success Tip:
EOP&S (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services) is a campus program that provides students with support services such as financial aid, academic, career and personal counseling, and tutorial services!
Visit the EOP&S webpage to find out more!
Martha Baker
Martha Baker
What made your success at WCC possible?
Perseverance and the support of my family.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Never give up; little by little you'll get there.

Where will you be after graduation?
Teaching children and helping them grow to be the best they can be.

College Success Tip:
MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) is a campus support program for students in science, technology, and engineering majors! Visit the MESA webpage to find out more about their services, including academic planning, workshops, peer tutoring, computer lab, and study space for students to work and collaborate in.
Samantha Duarte
Samantha Duarte
What made your success at WCC possible?
EOP&S was a big help along with all the staff and faculty.

Where will you be after graduation?
Transferring to Sac State, majoring in Liberal Studies

College Success Tip:
EOP&S (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services) is a campus program that provides students with support services such as financial aid, academic, career and personal counseling, and tutorial services!
Visit the EOP&S webpage to find out more!
Carla Martinez
Carla Martinez
What made your success at WCC possible?
Support from teachers, CalWORKS, EOP&S, encouraging me to keep on going and not giving up.

Where will you be after graduation?
Entering the medical field.

College Success Tip:
Maximize your study skills by attending student success workshops on campus!
Look for flyers and instructor announcements. For tips on study & reading strategies, visit the college's Academic Reading Center Blog.
Zeshan Saleem
Zeshan Saleem
What made your success at WCC possible?
Cutting study times into chunks and being wise about managing time.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Don't take too many units.

Where will you be after graduation?
UC Davis

College Success Tip:
Know the steps to receiving financial aid at WCC!
Visit the WCC Financial Aid office and learn about qualifying for financial assistance to support your college success. Also, check out Financial Aid TV for videos that feature students answering common financial aid questions.
Alexis Ponce
Alexis Ponce
What made your success at WCC possible?
The help from my parents and my boyfriend's help as well.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Don't give up on yourself.

Taking more classes at WCC and other close colleges.

UC Davis

College Success Tip:
Participate in WCC campus activities that support your transfer to a 4-year university!
Visit the WCC Transfer Center online or the Counseling Office in Building 700 for information and updates.
David Samuel Bristow
David Samuel Bristow
What made your success at WCC possible?
Family, friends, and a drive to learn.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Always have a goal to strive for, whether long-term or short-term.

Where will you be after graduation?
Working and going to school.

College Success Tip:
WCC Counselors can help you develop an education plan, decide on a career and many other things to support your education!
To meet with a counselor for help with any of these things, visit the Counseling Office in Building 700 or call 661-5703.
Tabitha Lichtenham
Tabitha Lichtenham
What made your success at WCC possible?
The help and constant support of EOP&S and the amazing teachers who understood our individual situations. Thanks for everything! Love you!

Where will you be after graduation?
Sac State

College Success Tip:
Explore different career paths and find the right one for you!
Visit the WCC Career Center for free career counseling and to take free career assessments. Also, take advantage of its many career workshops.
Amanda Davis
Amanda Davis
What made your success at WCC possible?
The support of my family and my determination to finish.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Don't quit when things get tough. It'll be over before you know it.

Where will you be after graduation?
Looking for work.

College Success Tip:
TRiO is a campus program that increases student success by providing them with academic counseling, tutoring, and other support!  
Visit the TRiO webpage to find out more!
Jonathan Morris
Jonathan Morris
What made your success at WCC possible?
What made my success possible is the support from family, friends, and really helpful counselors and teachers.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
My advice is to make the most with your time because school goes by fast. Also, utilize the on-campus services and activities.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will be attending Sacramento City College to study Electronics Technology

College Success Tip:
EOP&S (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services) is a campus program that provides students with support services such as financial aid, academic, career and personal counseling, and tutorial services!
Visit the EOP&S webpage to find out more!
Sandra Karen Cruz
Sandra Karen Cruz
What made your success at WCC possible?
Determination and the urge to succeed. However, I would not have done it without the help of my professors and mentors.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Networking and, when time seems tough, don't give up; believe in yourself because no one will care more about you than yourself.

Where will you be after graduation?

UC Davis

College Success Tip:
Check out the free, drop-in tutoring resources at WCC!
Need help with writing & math? Go to the WAM.
Want to succeed on tests or get more out of your textbook readings? Go to the ARC.
Want help succeeding in any college class? Check out the peer tutoring offered by The Tutoring Center.
Angel Kanda
Angel Kanda
What made your success at WCC possible?
The help of the EOP&S and TRiO (SSS) programs, my parents, family, and my beautiful girlfriend for always being there for support. The encouragement of my professors and ASWCC. Thank you for making WCC unforgettable.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
I encourage other students to get involved in programs, clubs, ASWCC, and study groups. Become invested in your education and enjoy the experience. Seek a mentor to help guide you in the right direction that suits you perfectly. Have an open mind, embrace the challenges that come with college, and conquer them all.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will be attending Sacramento State University.

College Success Tip:
Maximize your study skills by attending student success workshops on campus!
Look for flyers and instructor announcements. For tips on study & reading strategies, visit the college's Academic Reading Center Blog.
Gabriel Vera
Gabriel Vera
What made your success at WCC possible?
What made my success possible was all the programs provided at WCC, like the Tutoring Center, ARC, WAM, and many other workshops.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
I would say to keep working hard for your career and get all the help you can get from teachers, programs, and classmates.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will be at Sacramento State continuing my criminal justice career.

College Success Tip:
Know the steps to receiving financial aid at WCC!
Visit the WCC Financial Aid office and learn about qualifying for financial assistance to support your college success. Also, check out Financial Aid TV for videos that feature students answering common financial aid questions.
Desiree Lindsay
Desiree Lindsay
What made your success at WCC possible?
I believe I was the sole provider for my success since I have been doing everything for myself, by myself. I would not have had the confidence to do everything without the love from my boyfriend, my son, and my grandma.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
My advice would be to live by the motto of Biggie Smalls like I have which states, "Only make moves when your heart is in it and always remember the sky is the limit."

Where will you be after graduation?
I will be at UC Davis after graduation, majoring in Psychology with a minor emphasis in music or English.

College Success Tip:
Participate in WCC campus activities that support your transfer to a 4-year university!
Visit the WCC Transfer Center online or the Counseling Office in Building 700 for information and updates.
Monica Sandoval
Monica Sandoval
What made your success at WCC possible?
My parents always encourage me to keep with my education; without them I would not have made it this far.

Where will you be after graduation?
Once I graduate I will be transferring to Sacramento State.

College Success Tip:
WCC Counselors can help you develop an education plan, decide on a career and many other things to support your education!
To meet with a counselor for help with any of these things, visit the Counseling Office in Building 700 or call 661-5703.
Guadalupe Vidales
Guadalupe Vidales
What made your success at WCC possible?
Basically my English Professors Noel Bruening and Cay Strode because they encouraged me in class and in their office hours. Also, my Accounting Professor Sherry Spina because she gave me the passion for the accounting field. Moreover, the Reading (the ARC Center) and Tutoring center because they strengthened my skills during my study time.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Yes. My advice consists in three steps: 1) Make an appointment with a counselor and make a study plan. 2) Talk to your professor at the beginning of the semester and attend their office hours. 3) Take advantage of the writing, reading and tutoring centers to succeed in your classes even if you don't feel that you need them.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will go to Sac State in the business program with focus in Accounting.

College Success Tip:
Maximize your study skills by attending student success workshops on campus!
Check out the free, drop-in tutoring resources at WCC!
Need help with writing & math? Go to the WAM.
Want to succeed on tests or get more out of your textbook readings? Go to the ARC.
Want help succeeding in any college class? Check out the peer tutoring offered by The Tutoring Center.
Maribel Castro
Maribel Castro
What made your success at WCC possible?
Thank you to my family, friends, counselors that helped me to succeed in my goals. I thank especially my parents that gave me the courage to reach my goals.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will be transferring to Sac State.

College Success Tip:
MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) is a campus support program for students in science, technology, and engineering majors! Visit the MESA webpage to find out more about their services, including academic planning, workshops, peer tutoring, computer lab, and study space for students to work and collaborate in.
Monica Orozco
Monica Orozco
What made your success at WCC possible?
I owe my success to my mom and the program TRiO which offered me every tool needed for success.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
"Don't give up; remember that what you plant now you will harvest later."

Where will you be after graduation?
I am attending one more semester and transferring in Spring 2015.

College Success Tip:
TRiO is a campus program that increases student success by providing them with academic counseling, tutoring, and other support!  
Visit the TRiO webpage to find out more!