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Carolyn Collier

“Working as a biology tutor at the EMCC Academic Success Center has become one the most rewarding experiences.”

Carolyn has mastered the art of juggling as she studies Nursing, is raising two daughters and works full-time at Banner Estrella Medical Center as a Patient Financial Representative.  She will be participating in the Estrella Mountain Community College and Northern Arizona University Concurrent Enrollment program to complete both her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing.  Upon completion, she plans to work in a Trauma or Intensive Care Unit.  She’s even looking ahead and hopes to continue her education and become a Nurse Practitioner at a family care or a women’s clinic that offers services to low income families.

Carolyn is very focused on helping others.  As a part-time as a biology tutor, she utilizes the knowledge she has gained from classes to assist other students achieve their academic goals.  She remarked, “The first time I had a student come back to me and say I was the reason that they had done well on an exam was an amazing feeling.  I find that some students just want to be reassured that they can make it through the semester.  I am proof of that for them.”

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