Miranda says she was one of those high school students “who did NOT want to go to college”. But her mom had a post-it note on the kitchen table that said, “You have a COMPASS test scheduled next week at 8:00 a.m.” She was not happy about this but went anyway since she had to do something after graduation. She started SKYCTC in August 2012, and loved the class sizes, the professors and the small, friendly campus.
In October 2012, Miranda was hired as a Work Study student in the Transition Center, which is now the Student Success Center, under Jennifer Dietzel. The job gave her confidence, encouragement and lifelong friends.
In May of 2014, Miranda was promoted from a Work-Study student to an Apprentice Office Assistant.
“I was so blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to accept this position. It has given me a wide range of opportunities, meeting new people and being able to continue my education and love my “everyday” job”, said Miranda.
When she enrolled at SKYCTC she started the Medical Information Technology program but changed programs in the fall of 2014, to Office Systems Technology because she met Janel Doyle. Janel Doyle served as her advisor and friend for life. Janel Doyle and Susan Harmon encouraged Miranda to do her best in her classes and helped her improve her everyday life.
Miranda will graduate with an Associate’s of Applied Science in Office Systems Technology in May 2015 and continue her education at WKU by seeking a Bachelor’s degree.
“I never thought the day that I walked out of the doors at Edmonson County High School for the last time, that this would be the next chapter in my life. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity and the wonderful experience I have had at SKYCTC with my education and work experience that I have gained. I will always recommend and speak highly of SKYCTC. Thank you to all of my instructors and co-workers, Jennifer Dietzel, Ali McReynolds, Shawn Stovall, my Momma, my family and friends, and especially God for giving me this opportunity,” said Miranda.