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Profiles in Learning

Barstow Community College is an open-access learning environment that promotes critical thinking, communication, personal and professional responsibility, and global awareness by offering quality courses, programs, and support services.
...from the BCC Mission Statement

...Colleen Seifert

Colleen Seifert

I had been out of school for so long that I had to take the very basic of the basic skills classes

I came back to school after raising a family and it is much easier going to school when you are younger, believe me… I tell the younger students in my classes all the time, "Stay in school."

I had been out of school for so long that I had to take the very basic of the basic skills classes. My confidence level was pretty low and I doubted my ability to even pass the beginning classes. I am happy to say that as I achieved more and more successes, my confidence became stronger and stronger. I not only passed the basic skills courses, but I went onto English 1A and 1C—the transfer level courses. To top it off, I even became the student member of the college's basic skills committee.

One thing I have learned is never give up despite life's setbacks. I am proud that I persevered and I will be graduating from BCC in May, with two degrees; one in Humanities the other in Social Sciences. After that, it is on to my next challenge…

Colleen Seifert
BCC Student