Victoria Stafford was homeschooled her whole life, so when it was time to consider going to college, she searched for a quality educational experience where her personality and opinions could “roam free.” Fortunately for her, that’s just what she found at SCC.
“My family and I really enjoyed the atmosphere at SCC,” Victoria said. “I could tell the students here want to learn and that helped motivate me.” Victoria knew she wanted to attend a community college before transferring to a four-year university. After looking at several area community colleges, she was able to make the right choice for her.
“Everyone at SCC is here to learn,” she said. “At other schools, it seems like students are treated like they are in high school because they act like they’re still in high school, but that’s not the case at SCC.” Victoria said her professors really worked with her and have provided tips on time management so her homework and other assignments were completed in a timely fashion.
“What I liked most about SCC was the people,” she said. “I made a lot of friends at SCC.” Victoria started classes at SCC in fall 2009 with an interest in music education, but she also liked working with kids.
Her initial plan was to go to SCC for two years to get her general education classes out of the way, take some music classes, and then transfer to Lindenwood University to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work.
After SCC, Victoria's plans changed when she transferred to Liberty University Online and became a residential student in Lynchburg, Va., majoring in psychology with an emphasis in counseling and human development.
She expects to earn her bachelor's degree in May 2016 and is considering either Lindenwood for her master's degree or seminary at her church for Biblical counseling.
Most importantly, she now sees all the possibilities in front of her and how an education can turn those passions into a career. “My ambition in life is to make a difference in young people’s lives, whether it’s through music, education, social work, or a combination of all three,” Victoria said. “And SCC helped me reach my goal.”
Last updated: March 4, 2015