19 May Alumni Spotlight: Yareht Cabrera
Meet Ms. Yareht Cabrera, Navarro College alumnus!
“I was born in Mexico and my parents brought me to the United States when I was approximately 5 years of age. I have lived in Corsicana since then. I have two beautiful children. My daughter Sophie is 5 years old and my son Jacob Jr. will be 2 years old soon. I have been married for almost 3 years to my best friend Jacob. I wanted to attend Navarro College because of the great Education program located at this institution. The program is very flexible, and I could attend school while still earning a living for my family.
Navarro College made a huge impact on my life due to opportunities I was granted and unforgettable relationships I built with a few professors. I was granted two scholarships to attend post-secondary school. The Opening Doors to Success and the Navarro College Education Foundation aided in my financial security.
I am a shy person when it comes to speaking in front of a huge crowd. One of my favorite memories at Navarro College was in speech class. We had to present a speech over “How to do something,” and it was so much fun. I enjoyed presenting my “How to install a car seat” to my classmates. I continue to keep in contact with the professors that I previously mentioned. Some relationships are meant forever and those are forever relationships that I treasure dearly.
I am currently a First-grade teacher at Carroll Elementary here in Corsicana, TX. My life is centered around my family. Navarro College is a great place to begin an education. It provides education at an affordable price and it prepares you for a demanding 4-year university, if you plan on attending. Navarro gives everyone a sense of family because of the close-knit relationships that are easily attained during your course study.
I had some hardships during my time attending Navarro College. I had a hardship where I had to be strong not only for me but for my daughter. It was a situation that taught me my value as a human as well as my worth as a mother. Sometimes things may seem hard and giving up is the first thing we want to do; however, those situations that seem impossible are the ones that shape us as humans. There isn’t anything that you cannot overcome with help and prayer.
Thank you, Yareht, for letting Navarro College be part of your journey! We are so proud of the amazing work you are doing with our future generations!
Impactful NC Staff: Rev. Dairy Johnson, Dr. Stringer, Mrs. Roberstad, Dr. Penque and Mr. Nesmith made a HUGE impact in my education on the Navarro campus. I thank each of them for all their advice and going the extra mile to ensure I completed my education.
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.