While a student at Reservoir High School, Kimberly had the opportunity to attend the Applications and Research Laboratory, the Career and Technology High School for Howard County Public Schools. There, she took the health professions path and focused on the human body and careers in the medical field. She brought the knowledge to Howard Community College and is working toward an associate degree in pre-medicine.
Kimberly wanted to make the most of her college experience, so she joined the Silas Craft Collegians program.
“I knew being a Silas Craft Collegian would make me a better person and a successful student,” she said. “When I got accepted to the program, I was offered a scholarship. That scholarship helped me financially and motivates me to do well in my classes so I can be successful and recognized for my work and dedication to school.”
Kimberly said the program is a great support system “with amazing mentors to guide you to achieve your goals in life and school.”
Last summer, Kimberly completed the Advanced Patient Care Skills course through HCC’s Continuing Education Program and is a certified nursing assistant and patient care technician.
She strives to graduate with an associate degree in pre-medicine in 2020 and continue to pursue her goals at a four-year school.
“I will be working as a patient care technician and getting my feet wet in the medical field,” she said.
Kimberly says she’d recommend HCC to anyone looking to reach their academic goals.
“There are so many opportunities here and the staff really care about your success,” she said. “HCC is where memories happen.”