By Emily Wickel
Enriched by her RACC experience, a Raven graduate considers her challenges after RACC—and urges current students to invest in their RACC community.
In the three and a half years I spent as a student at Reading Area Community
College, I came to think of it as my second home. RACC had always been full of friendly faces and happy memories for me.
I feel my time at RACC helped me to grow into a new woman, a married mother who was actively working to achieve her own life, who was (is) interested in pursuing her own dreams. I spent many long and sleepless nights feverishly writing, editing and completing numerous papers. As an education student, I spent hours writing lesson plans—eager to share them with young minds. I worked long and hard to achieve my Associate’s degree, and on May 8, 2015, my dream finally came true. I was beyond excited as the day I had been waiting for finally arrived; yet, as with every other day, it passed, and time moved forward. Only one question remained: Now what?