First-Generation Celebration Day: The Students of SCC

Published: 11/05/2020

November 8 is First-Generation College Celebration Day. It’s a time for colleges and universities across the country to celebrate the success of first-generation college students. The day was created in 2017 by the Council for Opportunity in Education, whose goal is to achieve college access and success for low-income students, first-generation students and students with disabilities.

St. Charles Community College wants to recognize the hard work and dedication from our first-generation students as they become the first member of their family to embark on their educational journey. We are so very proud of you!

Morgan Woods 700

“I'm going to college because it will open so many opportunities. I’m also going to college for my son. I want to be one of the best role models in his life. I want him to know that anything is possible if you set your mind to it, and I want him to see that hard work pays off. He is one of the main reasons I push myself to keep going. I chose SCC because it's affordable and close to home. After attending the college for a couple of years, I wouldn't have it any other way. I love how easy it is to get around campus and the teachers are great.”

Morgan Woods (pictured above)
St. Charles High Alumna

“After finishing cosmetology school and opening my own business, I decided to go to college to become a better owner, manager and leader. I chose SCC because it is very affordable, conveniently located and offered exactly what I needed.”

Nichole Creacy
Business Management
Francis Howell North Alumna

“I worked for 28 years, lost my job and decided to go to school to earn a degree that I have always wanted. I chose SCC because of the convenience of the location, the great faculty and the school curriculum. I was able to choose my classes according to my schedule, and it worked out perfectly. I am very excited to graduate and start working again.”

Deedra Morgan
Business Management
Ft. Zumwalt North Alumna 

“I decided to go to college so I can better my educational experience for a better future. I am currently studying criminal justice because I want the opportunity to protect my community and save lives. I chose SCC because I saw all the great feedback from past students. It also was close to home and very affordable. Furthermore, the faculty and staff were very helpful in getting me enrolled quickly and professionally.”

Shanion Brown
Law Enforcement
Bowling Green High School Alumna  

“I decided to go to college because I wanted to become a nurse. I got my EMT certification and began working in an emergency room a few years ago. It was then that I realized that my calling was serving others. I immediately enrolled at SCC to begin my nursing education. I am very excited to help others with the degree I've learned so much about and worked so hard for.”

Clara Dillaha
Francis Howell Central Alumna 

“I believe that SCC wholeheartedly helps those who are in need, and they have a lot of resources to help students like me be successful.”

Gina Faller
Information Technology
Agusan National High School, Philippines Alumna  

“I went to college to achieve my professional goals and be able to contribute to society with my college experience. I chose SCC because it has a very good academic reputation and tuition is affordable.”

Magda Carbajal
Montessori School Alumna


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