01 Aug Alumni Spotlight: Tiffany Clary
MY NAVARRO EXPERIENCES
“I am from Fairfield, Texas and decided to attend Navarro College because of the close location to home and the great reputation of the ADN program. I was also able to get a great deal of support from academic scholarships through Navarro College.
Navarro College provided me with a great foundation to grow on. Dr. Tommy Stringer was a great influence on my life as a young student. He was a supportive mentor and taught me the valuable lesson of paying it forward.
My favorite memories at Navarro College were centered around the many learning experiences that I was provided as a nursing student. Much time was spent in clinical experiences and in the nursing skills lab. This is where my foundation as a nurse began. Today I still stay in touch with many classmates, some of which work in the same health system as I do. I also stay in touch with Dr. Stringer. He has left a lasting impression on my life.
Although it was a great honor to be in the nursing program, it was an extremely difficult and trying experience. My classmates and I grew very close as we supported each other throughout the program.
I would absolutely encourage other students to attend Navarro College. It was a great place to start my education and provided me with a great foundation. I was able to live at home and commute, saving on costs. I was also awarded several scholarships from NC (M.C. & Mattie Caston and a Navarro College Foundation) which paid for almost all of my tuition and books while I attended. Starting at a community college was a great experience and environment for myself, personally, as I come from a small town. Navarro College was very fitting.”
I also received a Graduate scholarship that I was able to use to earn my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I am thankful for all of the opportunities that Navarro College provided me to succeed. I truly believe it is where I learned the value of hard work! I am now the Clinical Nurse Educator in the Emergency Department at AdventHealth Central Texas. I am married with 3 children, a 4-year-old and 2-year-old twins!
MY FAVORITE QUOTE
“Do what you can with all you have, where ever you are.” Theodore Roosevelt
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