Kimberly Carver, HCC Associate in Arts student, decided to come back to school after receiving a GED in October 2007. “I was hesitant to come back, fearing that I would be ill equipped academically to succeed,” she explains. “All of the instructors were wonderful and willing to accommodate the needs and different learning styles of myself and the many other non-traditional students. Areas that I thought would I would struggle, like math, slowly became my strongest.”
Kim says her community college experience changed her life in innumerable ways. She now tutors ten different subjects on campus in the Teaching and Learning Center. She was recognized as Tutor of the Year for 2009-2010. To receive this recognition, she worked and tutored over 150 hours. She is also a volunteer tutor at her son’s elementary school two days per week. She was nominated for the North Carolina Community College System Academic Excellence award. Recipients of the award must be currently enrolled, have completed at least 12 semester hours, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. In addition, she was recognized as English student of the year and received the Student Leadership Award.
Kim plans to transfer to UNC-Asheville this coming fall. “Without Haywood Community College and the wonderful instructors, none of this would have been possible.”More Student Stories