First Generation Program Success Story: Megan Mackenzie

Megan Mackenzie, a Longwood resident, chose to attend Seminole State because it was a convenient option for her and it was close to home.  When first starting college at Seminole State, Mackenzie was uncertain of her major, but after completing her first year, she felt much more confident and sure of herself and of her future career goals.  In addition, she also became involved in campus leadership opportunities, including the Peer Mentor Program in the First Generation Program Office and Student Leadership Retreats.  "I am now extremely motivated and give myself no other option but to succeed.  I definitely think the opportunities I've come across and the experiences I've had at SSC has helped transform me into the person I am today" says Mackenzie.

Mackenzie also took advantage of academic resources on campus.  Mackenzie says, "SSC has helped me to succeed by offering extremely useful resources.  The Academic Success Center (ASC) has been of great use to me while taking all of my core math classes.  Without the ASC, math would have been much more difficult for me."

Mackenzie will be earning her Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Elementary Education in Spring 2018.  She will then transfer to the University of Central Florida (UCF) to complete her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.

Her aspirations are to secure a teaching job abroad and apply for the Peace Corps.


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