What if everyone in our society were to receive the opportunity to become college educated? What would our communities look like and feel like, then? People could benefit from a college education not only for the elite — but for anyone who so desires. This is a beautiful thought, right? It’s also the beauty of the community college.
Over the past five and a half years, I have taught more than 50 sections of English across five counties, and this year, I was honored with Ivy Tech’s regional Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award. This was an honor, indeed, because I was nominated by my students — students who, like me, may never have received a college education without the opportunities afforded by a community college.
I work another job to make ends meet, and I have family members and friends who often wonder why I keep myself, frequently too busy to socialize. Undeniably, I have had to learn a thing or two about juggling. But, teaching is a delight for me, so I choose to juggle. It is a choice.
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