MAJOR // BUSINESS
GPA // 3.94
WHY TWC? A close friend and coworker referred me to TWC. In addition to her excitement of being a student, it was Nancy Sullivan, who spoke at an orientation night that really peaked my interest. She was so energetic and spoke to the ideas of a woman's ability to become a part of something bigger and better herself — politically, professionally, and socially. I was so inspired on that night and it was the right timing for me.
When I first started, I loved the close connections I made with my sister students. Those bonds were key to me continuing because they provided constant support and camaraderie. Later, as those same friends began to graduate, I found myself more confident as I had to branch out and go it alone in a sense. I felt more open to making new friends and having to create a whole new support system. Regardless, I realized this was about me and I was capable of succeeding.
Combined with what the students provided me, was the staff and faculty. Each and every professor had something great to teach. It was all useful information. Everything that happened to me, every person I met, and every interaction I had at TWC is invaluable.
WHAT DOES THE QUINETTE FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP MEAN TO YOU? This is a hard one to put words to. First off, it provided me with a greater sense of accountability. It wasn't enough that I owed it to myself, my daughters, and my husband to get my degree. Early on I received Jane's scholarship, I was accountable to this woman whom I didn't know, but who had a great passion to support a woman like me. There must have been a reason she (and her family) chose to give this endowment to TWC, and I was going to make sure that I met those reasons. Now after more than four years of getting to know her, the scholarship means so much more. She is a friend, a mentor, and more like family. I speak to her often. In addition to how she has monetarily helped me out in reaching my goal, she has provided me with guidance both personally and professionally. Again, there aren't words to express what it means to be a Quinette Family Endowed Scholar.