Student Spotlights - Garrett College
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Your Journey Begins Here

Our Students and Alumni Pursue Incredible Journeys

All of our students have a unique story to tell. Many start out at Garrett College with plans to transfer to a four-year college or university. A large percentage of our students are the first in their family to attend college. Others seek to advance their career by learning a new skill.

These stories represent journeys of overcoming personal challenges, defining and achieving success, and discovering true passions.

Our Students

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Blairsville, PA

Question: Why did you choose Garrett College?
Answer: I wanted to go to a small school that would still be able to give me the same opportunities as a big university. I feel that Garrett is the best place to go if you are looking for a small, friendly, and diverse college.

Question: Did COVID-19 impact your college decisions at all? If so, how?
Answer: I think the big concern with COVID-19 and college was how they were going to protect me from the virus and how they would proceed if any positive cases were to occur. I believe that Garrett is doing an excellent job at keeping students and staff safe from the virus and is taking all the proper steps if/when a positive case occurred.

Question: How is your semester going so far?
Answer: The semester is going great. The professors are doing a great job at adjusting with the face-to-face switch class and even those classes that are operating fully online. With their confidence about how the semester is going, it makes me feel better about classes and I am not as stressed out.

Question: What activities are you involved with on campus? How has this added to your college experience?
Answer: I am part of the volleyball and softball team at Garrett, as well as the bible study group, CRU. Being a member of any athletic team or club is very helpful while attending college. It makes your college experience easier; you don’t have to worry about how you are going to make friends because they are already there, and it gives you something to look forward to everyday.

Question: How has attending GC worked to your advantage?
Answer: As a sophomore, I’ve found it to be more comforting for me to be able to come back to campus in challenging times. I think the advantage is that it is a familiar space and I know that everyone here is going to care about my health and do everything they can to keep me safe.

Question: How have Garrett College support services, faculty or staff supported you?
Answer: Garrett College support services, faculty and staff are always supportive. The best part about them is they are always available and ready to assist you in whatever you need.

Question: What are your plans after GC?
Answer: My plans after I graduate form Garrett College is to transfer to Seton Hill University and obtain my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and then complete the academic requirements for a teaching certification in computer and information technology and become a teacher for grades k-12.

Garrett College Students and Alumni Share Their Stories