I am the first person in my entire family to attend and graduate college. My family had very little money and could not afford to pay for it. ACC gave me the jumpstart I needed to start a long, prosperous collegiate experience. I began in 1996 and transferred to UT in 1998. I got an undergraduate degree in English and then went on to get a Master’s of Science in Nursing. I worked in the nursing profession as an RN and then as an APN. I now am full-time nursing faculty for ACC and cannot tell you how happy and appreciative I am!