“With the knowledge I gained at Carroll,” says Joshua, “I progressed quite literally from zero to creating fully-working web apps, software, computer games, databases and more.”
“This award means more to me than just the scholarship and the recognition,” said Noah, this year’s recipient of the prestigious President’s Academic Excellence Award.
Garrett Zanin, currently in his senior year at South Carroll High School, had good reason to dually enroll in art classes at Carroll Community College.
Jonathan, a home-schooled dually enrolled student, will graduate from high school with a certificate earned at Carroll in Computer Aided Design (CAD) with a mechanical track.
From thinking she was not smart enough to attend college to working on the phlebotomy team at Carroll County Hospital, attending Carroll Community College was a life-changing choice for Eileen.
Tiombe had always dreamed of opening a business in Carroll County. With the help of Miller: Resources for Entrepreneurs, she has made that dream a reality!
Julia possesses a love for art that inspires her to take as many art classes as she can at Carroll Community College. She took her first art class here as a novice who had never drawn before.
As a Secondary Education major, Romesa will be turning her passion for education into a career one day. She claims the encouragement she received from instructors at Carroll helped her to define and pursue this dream.
Frank is a true believer in community colleges as an open door to exploring new interests. As an avid fan of the outdoors, he enrolled in the “Hiking in Maryland I and II” classes at Carroll.
When Carroll student Raven decided to make Carroll her first choice for a degree in Elementary Education, she never imagined she would receive such personalized attention from all of her instructors.
19-year-old Hannah says she has a passion for all things STEM. No wonder then she graduated with an AA—Arts and Sciences degree, with a focus on Engineering. The rewards have been worth all of the effort.
Choosing to go to college was somewhat of an experiment for David. As it turned out, attending Carroll Community College has been his defining moment, one that has shaped him as a person and a leader.
Maria has many people at Carroll to thank for helping her on her journey to become an early childhood educator. Without the mentorship and guidance of her instructors, she would not be where she is today.
Carroll student and SGO officer Christopher cannot say enough about the fun and engaging atmosphere the college creates for its students.
Samantha studied early childhood education at Carroll and graduated in Fall 2016. While Bouma said she enjoyed a multitude of experiences here, her favorite was her internship.
Karen’s journey to obtain an associate degree at Carroll will culminate this May when she walks the stage at Commencement. That day, the years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice will all be worthwhile.
Marlene, a 56-year-old graduate of Carroll's Nursing program, is a career changer who asserts that an associate degree from Carroll literally changed her life.
Stefany has her eyes set on the future as a first-generation college student, exploring new opportunities that she never before imagined. “I want to make my parents proud. I want to be a role model for my younger sister."
Perhaps the proudest moment for this accomplished journalism student was when an article she recently penned was picked up by the Associated Press wire service, subsequently appearing in The Washington Post.
Nineteen-year-old Garrett is a Business Administration major at Carroll Community College who says he will miss the place that has offered him so much opportunity for success.
When he joined the SGO as an officer, Eric found that service to other Carroll students was the best way to give back to a college which has given him so much!
When she was only seven years old, Lauren participated in Summer!Kids at Carroll. As she grew, she became a volunteer, a program assistant and is now a 17-year-old concurrent student at the college.
Earning his A.A. degree in Teaching in 2014, Trevor credits the strong education program at Carroll with helping him develop skills as a teacher and preparing him to transfer to a four-year college.
Daniel, currently enrolled at Carroll as a Cybersecurity major, is already working in his field of study. Carroll helped the 31-year-old establish the contacts necessary to get a government contractor job.
Erin, 19, received a scholarship from the Carroll Community College Foundation which made it possible for her to attend college. She credits the Foundation and its donors for all the success she has achieved as a result.
“When I was given information about the One Step Away program, I knew my timing to come back to Carroll was exactly the right moment," said Joseph. With the grant, he was better able to afford his classes and books.
When Scott had learned he could attend Carroll classes while still in high school, the ambitious 18-year-old General Studies major took as many classes as he could fit into his schedule.
Leigh says that in high school she was reserved. Then she enrolled at Carroll Community College as a Hill Scholar honors program student and everything turned around for her.
Thomas, 19, received a prestigious national award from Phi Theta Kappa naming him a 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. He was one of only 200 who were selected for the honor.
Eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn and her teammates designed a "sport"-playing robot that they entered into the First Tech Challenge, a world robotics competition held in St. Louis, MO.
“I started college with no direction," says the 32-year-old Carroll graduate. "Yet, I have reached a new point in life. Ten years ago, I would have never imagined I could accomplish what I have achieved.”
Emily came to Carroll in 2012 and graduated in 2014 with an Associate of Arts Degree. She enjoyed Carroll so much, that when she decided she wanted to pursue a career in Nursing, she came back to Carroll.
Alex is an adult learner who works one weekend a month with the National Guard while taking Carroll classes to prepare him for transfer to the University of Maryland Baltimore County next year.