August 21, 2019
As a military spouse, Jessica Torres has moved from place to place, time and time again. “I have had to start over eight times in the last 15 years,” she explained. When she moved to the Ft. Leonard Wood area in 2017, she discovered East Central College in Rolla. She reached out to the nursing [...]
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August 10, 2019
Earning a college certificate or degree can be a life-changing experience for any adult student. However, there can be many obstacles that often stand in the way – including financial barriers. Thanks to the new Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant through the Missouri Department of Higher Education, a new financial aid funding stream is now [...]
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May 7, 2019
Marcy Baker first started college in 1985. She was the first member of her family to attend. “I was on my own,” she said. “I had to figure out how to enroll and pay by myself. I was very shy back then, so I never asked anyone for help.” While she had managed to save [...]
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April 24, 2019
Labadie, Missouri isn’t known for its vast opportunities to scuba dive. That didn’t stop James Johnson from pursuing it anyway. “When I learned to dive it changed not only my perspective of the world, but it also changed my outlook on life,” he said. “I enjoy diving so much I became a scuba instructor. I [...]
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