A graduate of Long Reach High School, Trecya considered other colleges, but she was concerned about the financial strain on her family. She felt that Howard Community College would allow her to stay at home, save money, and be with her family.
“All the faculty and staff here are amazing. They have your best interest at heart and that’s what I really love about this school.”
After experiencing personal loss, Trecya was inspired to pursue a degree in nursing. She lost an uncle to sickle cell anemia when she was 16 years old, and her grandmother later passed away from stomach cancer. She knew nursing would make a valuable difference to people suffering from illness and disease, and she wanted to help provide care.
At HCC, Trecya focused her attention on her studies, but still found time for the Student Nurses Association, an affiliate club of the HCC Student Government Association. In addition, she served on a panel about higher education opportunities with First Lady Michelle Obama, who visited HCC in the fall of 2015.
After finishing her nursing degree in May 2016, Trecya successfully passed her nursing licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN). She continues her education at Frostburg State University as a transfer student in their RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree program. Additionally, she is also a nurse at Howard County General Hospital, where she works with cardiac patients.