I am a 48yr. old wife, mother and grandmother of 12 grandchildren. I will be the first college graduate in my family. I enrolled in college because I was tired of being in a dead-end job. I thought college would open doors for me to get a job that will offer better pay and benefits, something that has meaning, and something to be really proud for completing. I am expected to graduate in the Spring 2017 with an associates degree in Applied Science. Enrolling and attending OCTC has been one of the best experiences of my life. I'm proud to say I'm a student at OCTC and I will be proud to be a graduate.