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Hi, I'm Danielle Stampp. I am in the Math/Science program at Corning Community College, and
I plan to graduate in the spring of 2013. I received the
Helen and Waldo Longwell Scholarship. I was very excited when I got the letter
in the mail for the scholarship.
I didn't really think anything of it when I it when I sent in the application, so when
I received the award in the mail I was very excited to see that they had given me one.
I shared the news with... my husband and my kids and they were very happy for me.
I am the first person in my family to attend college... because both my parents
did not have that kind of support and they've always pushed me
to become more educated and they really stood by me and my decision to quit working
and return to college as a non-traditional student to continue my education
and get a better job to support my family. I chose Corning Community College because
it's close to home, the tuition rate is low, and they offered all of the prerequisites
that I needed to fulfill my Bachelor's program.
My future plans are, after this spring, I will be attending
Penn Tech in Williamsport, and I start
that program in the fall. I'm starting their physician assistant program.
When I'm finished with Penn Tech and I have received my license, I plan on
establishing in a practice in this area and so
... I live in this area and I don't plan on leaving, so I want to stay working
in the area to help the community and in order to do that, I plan
on volunteering after hours at a free clinic to help patients who are in need.
I was a non-traditional student, so I was concerned about starting college and
realizing that that may not be what I wanted to do,
but after I started, I realized that
this was definitely the avenue I wanted to take.
There's a lot that surprised me. I was very surprised at all the
help that's offered here.
That every teacher that I've had has been wonderful. They've always been willing to
help me do whatever it is that I need to succeed in that class and
it's been great. The advice I would give to someone returning to college as an adult
is to go for it. If that's something you're considering
there's really nothing you have to lose. Thank you so much.
Without your generous support,
there would be many people that wouldn't be able to attend college.