Haywood Community College students and husband and wife team, Jeff and Holly Hoyle, see their education as a team effort. The pre-nursing pair has the perfect mix of competitiveness and support for each other. And it’s a winning combination.
The two met at church and have shared a unique life together since. Both spent time in the Army as combat medics and are currently in the Army National Guard. As combat medics, they trained other Army medics for deployment.
Through this experience, the Hoyles have decided to dedicate their lives to doing more toward helping people. While the field of nursing is a sure bet of helping people in their careers, the Hoyles are taking their time at HCC to help their fellow students and the community. Jeff is HCC’s Student Government president, while Holly serves as a student ambassador. Both are in the National Society of Leadership and Success.
The couple is very passionate about HCC and the opportunities available to students. They are so passionate that they moved to Haywood County just because of the college.
“I really like working with people who are so dedicated to making sure students are successful,” Jeff says. “And the people at HCC are serious about that. As SGA president, I want students to know they have a voice and that we are listening.”
As student ambassador, Holly will act as a liaison between HCC and the community. The student ambassador activities are varied and include conducting recruitment activities such as campus tours, participating in special campus events, making presentations at local high schools, speaking to community businesses, and assisting during registration.
“I am enthusiastic about HCC,” Holly explains. “And as a student ambassador, I think I can be contagious.”
After finishing high school, Holly worked with Global Expeditions as a project director to coordinate mission trips. This is what sparked her passion to help people.
Before being called to active duty, Jeff owned a project management construction business. After finishing HCC, he would like to become a physician’s assistant. He also enjoys music and playing instruments and is a sports fan.
Holly likes to spend time with family, travel, and interior design. After finishing HCC, she would like to work in mental health.
But what keeps the Hoyles busy is their two children ages, 2 and 12. The Hoyles are very good at balancing the responsibilities of college and a family. They realize that the sacrifices made now will only benefit them and their family in the future.