Selenea was a freshman at HCC when she determined that she needed to brush up on her math skills. She looked on HCC’s website and found the intermediate math class offered through the division of continuing education and workforce development’s adult basic skills program. Selenea enrolled in the course, which turned out to be an excellent fit for her learning style.
“Lewanna (my instructor) got everyone involved; she was an incredible professor. I’ve never had another professor like her that makes you feel like part of her family,” Selenea says. “Everyone in the class would get up and go to the board. She would help us if we got stuck. She also took into effect how I learn and made it easy for me to get through the curriculum. She wants you to succeed.”
After completing the course, Selenea continued to excel in her studies at HCC. She received a merit scholarship and made the dean’s list every semester. She plans to graduate this spring and is excited to begin studying at UMBC in the fall. She is planning to pursue a career in architecture in hopes of working alongside her uncle who builds houses for hurricane survivors.
“I highly recommend HCC because of the atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly and kind to one another. The professors get to know their students and are here to help you open a new door to a new career,” she says.