Wendy Serrano got an affordable start on a four-year college
degree with help from CCC and scholarships. She enrolled at
Clackamas in 2008 and was the first in her family to go to college.
After earning her AAOT degree, she transferred to PSU and earned a
bachelor's degree in communication studies.
"CCC made a difference in my life by setting me on a path to
develop my skills, my sense of community and explore different
opportunities," says Wendy.
Last fall, Wendy had a big career decision: Work for the Peace
Corps in Nicaragua or take a job at the Hispanic Metropolitan
Chamber in Portland. These were two amazing opportunities, and both
positions would utilize her Spanish language skills and college
education. She took the job as the business services coordinator
for the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber.
What are Wendy's future plans? Earn an MBA and work toward a
career in marketing and community relations; she hopes to continue
to serve as an ambassador for the Latino community.
CCC is an affordable way for many students, like Wendy, to go to
college and transfer for a four-year degree.