I graduated from Navarro College in 2009. I cannot put into words the impact that the faculty and administrators from Navarro had on my life! I am certain that I would not be where I am and doing what I love doing without them! Navarro is where my story began! It is where the foundation was laid for me to move on to Texas A&M University-Commerce to graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in Education and then on to Lamar University to obtain my Master’s Degree in School Counseling. The care and attention that was poured into me at Navarro shaped and molded me for a future in a career that I am certain I was born to do. I am an educator! I can remember so many people at Navarro that encouraged me, picked me up, and dusted me off when I thought I could not do it. Navarro is where I received scholarships to help me continue my education. I had never received a scholarship before and to think that someone had entrusted me with his or her money pushed me to make sure that I did not let him or her regret the decision to award me a scholarship!
The lessons that I learned at Navarro will forever be a part of who I am. I am currently a counselor in the Corsicana Independent School District. I started my counseling career at CHS. I graduated a senior class from CHS. I made it point to speak with the seniors about the jewel that we have right here in Corsicana. Navarro College is accessible to them! We took trips to Navarro to tour the campus and to meet the faculty. I could always count on Dr. Stringer to meet with them, talk with them, and to watch out for them. We would stop by the Financial Aid Department and Precious Cephus would make sure that they knew she was available to help them in any way possible! We would visit the counseling center where we were met by Mrs. Hailey and Mr. Johnson and they would reassure them that they would not just be there but would be there for them. My students are my babies and I do not leave them in just anyone’s care but I am confident that the Navarro faculty and administrators will take great care of them. When you go to Navarro you are family and I am humbled to be a part of the Navarro family!
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