Destination: Special Education Teacher
Path: Transfer to Towson University
At age 48, Peter Modlin -- a single-father of two, disabled postal worker, U.S. Veteran, and non-traditional career-changer -- never thought that he would see the walls of a college classroom let alone receive the student service award for Outstanding Student of the Year. After a back injury prevented him from continuing his nearly 20-year postal career, Peter decided to re-train at HCC to become a secondary school teacher in Special Education. As he transformed his own life, Peter reached back to help many others both on and off campus. He was bestowed the student service award due to his consistent academic progress; leadership on campus; role model status to other students; contribution to life on campus and the community; and his ability to balance life challenges. Upon graduating from HCC, Peter transferred to Towson University to major in education and pre-law.