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Faces of Success

Angelica Garcia
Angelica Garcia

What made your success at WCC possible?
The support from my counselors.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
No matter what obstacle you face, never give up even if you only take one class a semester.

Where will you be after graduation?
Transferring to UC Davis

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.
Arturo J. Acosta III
Arturo J. Acosta III


What made your success at WCC possible?
Aid from TRIO, EOP&S, FWS, dedication, determination

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Buckle down and push ahead. Network.

Where will you be after graduation? Sac State 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
Asma Ahmad
What made your success at WCC possible?
Dedication and motivation

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
It's hard but not impossible

Where will you be after graduation? Sac State and after that law school

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.
Claudia Aguirre
Claudia Aguirre
What made your success at WCC possible?
I just stayed focused on my school work and asked for help when I needed it.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Do not take a lot of classes and get overloaded with work. You will only get stressed out and that's not good.

Where will you be after graduation?
Los Rios Davis Center Fall 2013 Sac State Spring 2014 (Communications major)

Success Tip:
Participate in WCC campus activities that support your transfer to a 4-year university!
Like the WCC Transfer Center on Facebook to stay informed on transfer activities.
Delia Zamudia
Delia Zamudia
What made your success at WCC possible?
Thinking that I am capable to do everything I want, my children's love, and the idea that education is the only way to succeed.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Persevere, even if you think nobody else supports you.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will be taking the last two classes to transfer to Sac State and I'll find a part-time job.

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.
Gabriela Pasion-Cordoba
Gabriela Pasion-Cordoba
What made your success at WCC possible?
The support of my professors and the drive to constantly look forward.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Stay organized and always remember to breathe. It will all be okay!

Where will you be after graduation?
Cal State University, Long Beach

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.
Jessica Lee
Jessica Lee
What made your success at WCC possible?
Support from family, friends, and fellow classmates. This is not something you want to do alone.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Always be ahead of the game. Don't wait until the last minute to do anything.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will be transferring to Calvary Chapel Bible College to get my Bachelor's degree.

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.
Jorge Gonzalez
Jorge Gonzalez
What made your success at WCC possible?
My parents played a crucial role by encouraging me to keep up.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
See your counselor regularly and do not procrastinate.

Where will you be after graduation?
Attending UC Davis as a junior.

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.
Jose Manuel Ramirez Garcia
Jose Manuel Ramirez Garcia
What made your success at WCC possible?
Instructors were extremely willing to help me and their classes inspired me to move and achieve my goals.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Do not give up. We all have complex lives and have gone through tougher challenges. Getting a degree is possible with dedication and perseverance.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will be finishing additional course work in Fall 2013 and transferring by Spring 2014.

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.
Kaitlynn Buse
Kaitlynn Buse
What made your success at WCC possible?
Help from my family, friends, and faculty at WCC.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Take advantage of every opportunity you are given.

Where will you be after graduation?
Sac State

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.
Lisa-Anne Raber
Lisa-Anne Raber
What made your success at WCC possible?
Besides the great students that I met and am now good friends with, the teachers were amazing. They were very helpful and supportive when I had questions or didn't understand something.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
If you have questions, ask for help. If you don' t ask, don't blame the teacher if you fail.

Where will you be after graduation?
CSUS as a Kinesiology major

Success Tip:
Participate in WCC campus activities that support your transfer to a 4-year university!
Like the WCC Transfer Center on Facebook to stay informed on transfer activities.
Manuel Zarate
Manuel Zarate
What made your success at WCC possible?
Hard work and dedication.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Work hard, focus on graduation.

Where will you be after graduation?
Summer school and working.

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.
Marie Luisa Cervantes
Marie Luisa Cervantes
What made your success at WCC possible?
The help of teachers and tutors and keeping myself with my goals focused.

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

Do not give up. Continue with your goals

Where will you be after graduation?

Working and preparing myself

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.
Marilu Contreras
Marilu Contreras
What made your success at WCC possible?
Hard work and dedication.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
If you need a tutor, then go get help. Do what you need to pass.

Where will you be after graduation?
I will apply for UC Davis and work on my BA

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.
Marisol Ortiz
Marisol Ortiz
What made your success at WCC possible?
My friends and family and my effort

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Get involved in clubs and activities

Where will you be after graduation?
Sac State

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.
Miriam Mora
Miriam Mora
What made your success at WCC possible?
The support I had from my teachers, counselor, and my family.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
To not give up. Even though there will be hard times, at the end the effort will all be worth it.

Where will you be after graduation?
Transferring to Sac State

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.
Rafael Flores
Rafael Flores
What made your success at WCC possible?
The staff at WCC

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Utilize all resources the school has to offer to help you succeed.

Where will you be after graduation?
Sac State

Success Tip:
Participate in WCC campus activities that support your transfer to a 4-year university!
Like the WCC Transfer Center on Facebook to stay informed on transfer activities.
Roger Long
Roger Long
What made your success at WCC possible?
Perseverance and great professors. Just saying with it and never quitting. I want to thank everyone who helped me.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Talk to other current students and counselors. Try to have a realistic major goal but don't be afraid to change it.

Where will you be after graduation?
Sac State

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.
Sabina Dhakal
Sabina Dhakal
What made your success at WCC possible?
Determination, openness, family support as well as teachers' guidance.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Open up, make a lot of friends, and don't rush to finish too many classes at one time. Take your time.

Where will you be after graduation?
Chico State / Samuel Merrits Nursing

Success Tip:
Participate in WCC campus activities that support your transfer to a 4-year university!
Like the WCC Transfer Center on Facebook to stay informed on transfer activities.
Sandra Cobian
Sandra Cobian
What made your success at WCC possible?
The support received from counselors and especially tutoring.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
My advice is to motivate yourself every day by achieving small goals till the end.

Where will you be after graduation?
Sac State

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.
Sergio Melara
Sergio Melara
What made your success at WCC possible?
Dedication

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Get involved in programs and other people

Where will you be after graduation?

UC Davis

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.
Shelby Smith
Shelby Smith
What made your success at WCC possible?
Never giving up and hard work

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Try your best and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Where will you be after graduation?
Owning my own business (SORD Boardshop)

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.
Susan McCoy
Susan McCoy
What made your success at WCC possible?
Working hard and studying in all my classes. Going to tutoring in my harder classes. And having friends who were willing to help.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Form study groups if at all possible. It makes your class work easier. Tutoring Center is a great help.

Where will you be after graduation?
Transferring to Sac State

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.
Susana Cabrera
Susana Cabrera
What made your success at WCC possible?
The support of my family (my mom), the advice of my counselor Jose Vallejo, and the help of many teachers as well.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Never give up, no matter what! Always dream high.

Where will you be after graduation?
Sac State

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.
Tara Garza
Tara Garza
What made your success at WCC possible?
Determination and an awesome support system.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Take school seriously. It really does impact your future.

Where will you be after graduation?
Attending ARC to complete the paralegal program.

Success Tip:
Participate in WCC campus activities that support your transfer to a 4-year university!
Like the WCC Transfer Center on Facebook to stay informed on transfer activities.
Veronica Cisneros Raya
Veronica Cisneros Raya
What made your success at WCC possible?
The help and support of my family.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
We are like the water in the river. It doesn't matter how many rocks get in our way; we will always get to where we are supposed to be!

Where will you be after graduation?

UC Davis

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.
Yared Berhane
Yared Berhane
What made your success at WCC possible?
I used all the resources: WAM Center, Tutoring, DSPS, MESA.

Do you have any advice for other students so that they can succeed?
Stay focused. Success comes with it. Never give up. Use all of the resources.

Where will you be after graduation?
Sac State

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.