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Devaunte Parks, Louisiana Delta Community College

Devaunte Parks, Louisiana Delta Community College

Student’s Background: DeVaunte Parks started the PTEC program in 2011, left in 2013, tried to come back in 2015, returned in 2016 and eventually graduated in Spring of 2017. Life intervened, but with the support of family and friends, Parks kept his focus....
Marcus Moseley, SOWELA Technical Community College

Marcus Moseley, SOWELA Technical Community College

Student’s Background: Marcus Moseley moved to Lake Charles to take care of ailing family members. After meeting with faculty about the Computer Networking Specialist program, he registered for classes at SOWELA Technical Community College. “My...
Angela Benfield, Bossier Parish Community College

Angela Benfield, Bossier Parish Community College

Student’s Background: By 22, Angela had dropped out of high school, received her high school equivalency, married and divorced twice and had 2 kids. At the age of 27, Angela was diagnosed with Lupus. By 37, she had learned to manage Lupus so she decided to...
JoAnna Booty, Northshore Technical Community College

JoAnna Booty, Northshore Technical Community College

Student’s Background: Growing up, JoAnna’s life revolved around softball, but in 2016, she had to come up with a different game plan. While playing softball for a college, she injured her back. After doing some research, JoAnna decided to continue her...
Jason Lacoste, Delgado Community College

Jason Lacoste, Delgado Community College

Student’s Background: Jason was seeking a career change and had a desire to help others. He chose the medical field. The highly competitive Radiologic Technology program at Delgado accepted him, and at age 30 he began his studies.   “I really...
Joseph Stephens, Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Joseph Stephens, Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Student’s Background: Joseph Stephens is one of two Louisiana National Guard soldiers accepted into the CB&I (NYSE: CBI) Industrial Electrical program at the Lamar Salter Campus.  He is a member of the 2-108th Cavalry Squadron headquartered in...
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