Published: December 7, 2019
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By: Sandra E. Castillo, Columbia College Chicago
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Shout out to Sandra E. Castillo, a Harold Washington College (HWC) and Kennedy-King College (KKC) Rockstar! She graduated with her Associate of Arts in the Summer of 2018 from KKC and will be transferring to Columbia College Chicago to study TV Production and Directing.
She was a leader in the City Colleges of Chicago and took classes at both schools! She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Lambda Rho Chapter and Treasurer of the Media Communications Club both at KKC. Her Rockstar grades made her a Presidential Scholar and put her on the Dean's List. She also won several Scholarships from Kennedy-King College.
When asked to whom she owes her success in the City Colleges, she gave shout outs to both of her Rockstar Advisors, Rolando Chacon at KKC and Corona Agila from HWC, to all of her professors at both schools, and to three Rockstar individuals at Kennedy-King, Kenyon Douglass, the Transfer Director, Dr. Enid Wells, her Mentor, and to Dean Darby Johnsen, the Dean of Instruction.
When asked what words of inspiration she would give future CCC Rockstars, she said, "It's never too late to obtain a college degree. We are all the key to our own success. Consistency, habits, and routine play an important key to accomplishing our goals. To continue reaching new horizons, we need to challenge ourselves!"
Way to go Sandra! You rock, inspire, and are changing the world!
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