Lauren Bahnsen was
only seven years old when she had her first exposure to Carroll Community
College. She participated in Summer!Kids at Carroll and as she grew, she became
a volunteer, a program assistant and is now a 17-year-old concurrent student at
Summer!Kids are popular week-long summer camps for children and teens, offering hands-on activities and learning opportunities. Programs include technology, science, art, cooking, robots, woodworking and much more.
College provided me with a stable foundation for my learning when I was seven
and now provides me with an excellent higher education,” Bahnsen said. “I chose
to take credit courses at Carroll because of my experiences as a child. The
Summer!Kids@Carroll program showed me what Carroll has to offer.”
“The faculty and
staff at Carroll are dedicated to each individual student,” she said.
“Instructors stay after class to help students. They are very supportive and
understanding. Student Life staff members do an amazing job providing students
with different, exciting activities. The college environment is welcoming.”
mother Millie is a nurse working in the college Continuing Education area,
plans to complete her concurrent studies while in high school. After graduating
high school, she plans to study electrical engineering at a four-year
university. Currently visiting colleges to start the next step on her journey, she
said she will never forget her experiences at Carroll.